Phycologia Britannica; Or a History of British Sea-Weeds, Containing Coloured Figures, Generic and Specific Characters, Synonymes, and Descriptions of All the Species of Algae Inhabiting the Shores of the British Islands. in Volume 4

Phycologia Britannica; Or a History of British Sea-Weeds, Containing Coloured Figures, Generic and Specific Characters, Synonymes, and Descriptions of All the Species of Algae Inhabiting the Shores of the British Islands. in Volume 4

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...discovered by Mr. W. Weston Young, a friend of Dillwyn's, to whom that author was indebted for the drawings from which the plates that illustrate his work on the British Conferva were engraved, and to whom he has dedicated this pretty little species. Fig. 1. Tuft of Conferva Youngana: --the natural size. 2. Portions of filaments in various stages. 3. Portion of a filament with a ripe sporidium: --both'figures highly magnified. Plate CCXXVI. Ochlochtete HYSTRIX, Thw. Mss. Gen. Char. Frond, disciform, adpressed. Filaments cylindrical, radiating from a central point, irregularly branched, consisting of a single series of cells, each of which is most commonly produced above into a rigid inarticulated seta. EndocArome green. Fructification unknown. OchlOdLETE Thw., MSS.)--from &xkos, a multitude, and x"'"? a bristle. Ochlochte Eystrix; plant very minute, pale green, hoary from its numerous rigid seta?. Hab. On stems of grasses &c, in a lake of brackish water, called " The Little Sea," near Wareham, Dorset, Rev. W. Smith; also in freshwater ditches near Bristol, upon the leaves of mosses; very rare. G. H. K. Thwaites. Descr. Plant disciform, frequently irregular in its outline, very minute, pale green, hoary from the multitude of rigid setae with which it is covered. Filaments closely adpressed and adhering firmly to the substance on which the plant may be growing; radiating from a central point, irregularly branched, and frequently cohering laterally. Cells oblong, each usually furnished with a very long rigid tubular diaphanous seta. Endochrome granular, green. The fructification has not been observed. It is possible that the fresh-water specimens from the neighbourhood of Bristol may prove specifically distinct from the...show more

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