A Popular California Flora, Or, Manual of Botany for Beginners; Containing Descriptions of Flowering Plants Growing in Central California, and Westward to the Ocean

A Popular California Flora, Or, Manual of Botany for Beginners; Containing Descriptions of Flowering Plants Growing in Central California, and Westward to the Ocean

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... stamens, and the very unequal horns of tho 2-carpeled ovary. 1. T. unifoliata, Hook. Somewhat hairy; flowering stems 4 to 15 inches high, 1-3leaved; leaves thin, cordate, 3-5-lobed, crenate-toothed; flowers small, panicled. 5. HET7CHERA, L. Alum-root. Calyx tube coherent with the lower half of the ovary. Petals small, entire, clawed. Ovary more or less 2-beaked; the beaks tapering into either filiform long, or subulate Bhorter styles.--Herbs with small, dull-colored paniculate flowers. Scarious stipules adnate or distinct. Leaves round-cordate, obtusely lobed, crenate-toothed. 1. H. micrantha, Dougl. Scape, or few leaved flowering stems, a foot or two high; leaves 2 to 4 inches in diameter; calyx acute at the base, lobes erect; styles Blender. 2. H. pilosissima, Fisch. & Mey. Very villous-pubescent or hirsute, with viscid hairs; calyx rounded or obtuse at the base, the broad, short lobes incurving, densely hairy; styles short. 6. PHILADELPHXTS, L. Mock Orange. Calyx adhering to the ovary nearly or quite to the summit, persistent. Petals 4 or 5, large, obovate or roundish. Stamens 20 to 40. Styles 3 to 5, united at the base or nearly to the top.--Shrubs with opposite leaves and showy white flowers. 1. P. Gordonianus, Lindl. Six to twelve feet high; leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, mostly coarsly-serrate, 2 to 4 inches long; flowers in loose clusters, which are leafy at the base; petals frequently an inch long. 7. WHIPPLEA, Torr. Calyx lobes thin, white or whitish. Petals ovate or oblong. Ovary 3 to b-celled. Styles distinct, subulate.--Small, trailing or diffuse, ours half shrubby plants, with opposite, short petioled, 3-ribbed leaves, no stipules and small white cymose-clustered flowers; peduncles naked, terminal. 1. W. modesta, Torr. Leaves...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629825
  • 9781236629821