Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey Volume 2, PT. 1

Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey Volume 2, PT. 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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...of it " genus affine Chionantho." Other authors have pointed out its affinity to Oleaceae; but more recently Tulasne.f has clearly shown that this is its true place. Forestiera Ligustrina, Poir. Enc. Suppl. 2, p. 664. F. pubescens, Nutt. in Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. (n. ser.) 5, p. 177. Adelia ligustrina, Michx. Fl. 2, p. 224. Borya ligustrina, Willd. Sp. 4, 711; Pursh, Fl. 2, p. 22. Borders of the Rio Grande in western Texas, and in Chihuahua. Leaves about an inch long, obovate or obovate-oblong, mostly obtuse, abruptly narrowed at the base with a short petiole, slightly serrate, when young pubescent, but at length nearly glabrous except along the midrib and on the petioles. Fruit oblong, about 4 times longer than the pedicels, dark blue, the pulp rather thick and sweetish. Nut nearly even. This is not an uncommon plant in Florida, and on the upper waters of the Red and Arkansas rivers. Michaux has incorrectly described the leaves as very entire. Forestiera Reticulata (n. sp.): foliis ovatis ramulisque glabris acutis vel acuminatis subcoriaceis prominente reticulato-venosis denticulato-serratis subtus porulo is; cymulis simplicibus; fructibus ovalibus, obtusis apiculatis pedicellis J longioribus. Crevices of rocks and in ravines near the Pecos, on the Rio Grande; Schott. Ravines near White Oak Creek; Bigelow. Western Texas; Wright, No. 565. Branches glabrous, but dotted with minute whitish warts. Leaves 1-1 inch long, acute at the base, the veins strongly reticulated, especially (in the dry specimens) on the upper surface; the midrib very slightly pubescent underneath. Staminate flowers in small simple cymules with short pedicels. Fertile cymules 3-5 flowered. Fruit about 3 lines long, very dark purple, with a thin sweet pulp, more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236619808