O2skaqaamaaj Volume 30, Nos. 1-2

O2skaqaamaaj Volume 30, Nos. 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...(Plate XXXVI. A) is a new and very curious genus. It consists of several species, some (probably all) vast trees, with the habit and inflorescence of Couratari, and leaves with similar venation: but the flowers are not so large; they have 6 sepals, roundish and expanded, slightly imbricated at their base in aestivation; they have 6 longer membranaceous petals, 4 of which are linearly oblong, and 2 very large and round, more exterior, and very imbricated, so as to conceal the others in aestivation; the androphorum is quite peculiar, is of a deep rose or reddish colour, very fleshy, and So named from 6XAd, botulvs, ipos, similis, the fruit resembling a 6ausage in form. exuding a purple-staining juice when slightly pressed; it has at its hase a shallow cupshaped ring attached to the disk, charged inside with short densely crowded staminiferous appendages, and laterally expanded into a smooth incurving ligula, which suddenly coils round into a fleshy knob, as in Couratari; it then widens into a semiglobose inverted hood, which is again retroflected upward, and obsoletely fringed on its margin; this is not echinated as in Couratari, but the appendages are all consolidated into a soft fleshy mass which envelops and conceals the knob; each club-shaped appendage of the basal ring bears a short filament and a 2-celled anther; the ovary is quite inferior, semiglobose or turbinate, mostly 4-celled, or 3-celled in one species, 5-celled in another, with about 6 collateral ovules in each cell, all erect, and fixed on the bottom of the central axis; the vertex is slightly concave, with a thick short fungiform style in the middle, and an umbonate stigma as in Couroupita. The pyxidium is not nearly so thick and solid as in Cariniana; in texture and shape...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874919
  • 9781236874917