The Native Plants of Victoria, Succinctly Defined Volume 1

The Native Plants of Victoria, Succinctly Defined Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...or more cells. Seeds without albumen, solitary in each fruitlet or its subdivisions.--Herbs; leaves opposite or scattered, with pinnately arranged pairs of small leaflets; flowers solitary; petals tender, usually yellow; fruitlets frequently tuberculate. Zygophyllum: Sepals 4-5. Petals 4-5, overlapping and convolute before expansion. Stamens 8-10, rarely 4; all fertile, free. Ovary 4-5-celled, rarely 2-or 3-celled, with 2 or more ovules in each cell. Styles united. Fruit capsular, usually 4-5-angular, bursting into valves or rarely seceding along the septa. Central column persistent. Seeds albuminous. Exterior covering of the seeds when moistened mucilaginous.--Herbs or shrubs; leaves opposite, often succulent, consisting of 1 pair, rarely 2 or more pairs of leaflets, seldom reduced to a single leaflet; flowers solitary or 2 together; petals tender, often yellow. Nitraria: Calyx 5-rarely 6-cleft. Petals as many as lobes of the calyx, their margins folded inward before expansion. Stamens usually threefold the number of the petals. Ovary 2-6-celled, with a single ovule in each cell. Styles obliterated. Fruit drupe-like, 1-seeded, the bony inner portion upwards cleft into 6 acute valves. Seed without albumen.--Shrubs; leaves scattered or fascicled, succulent, simple; flowers in cymes, rarely solitary; petals white; bony part of the fruit with hollow impressions. TRIBTTLUS. Tournefort, institutiones rei herbariae 265, 1. 141 (1700). Represented in the warmer regions both of the eastern and western hemisphere. Name applied already by Theophrastos and Dioscorides to our species in reference to the thorny fruit, because somewhat the miniature of an ancient war-implement. SPECIES: Tribulus terrestris. Linne, species plantarum 387 (1753), from de l'Obel, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548884
  • 9781236548887