Salices; Or, an Essay Towards a General History of Sallows, Willows & Osiers, Their Uses and Best Methods of Propagating and Cultivating Them

Salices; Or, an Essay Towards a General History of Sallows, Willows & Osiers, Their Uses and Best Methods of Propagating and Cultivating Them

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...species--the leaves are frequently larger, always emarginated or notched; the female catkins cylindrical and furnished with many flowers; the scales three times shorter than the seedbuds, and the seed-vessels furnished with long foot-stalks. Many varieties of S retusa with larger leaves have been found on the Alps or very high mountains, but Willdenow could not observe any with many-flowered cylindrical catkins. He examined this willow in a dry state, and informs us, that it is to be found on the Alps or very high mountains of Carpathia. Tr. SALIX RETUSA, blunt-leaved willow. Wild. Sp. PI. 4. 684. Charact. Ess. Specif. Foliis obovatis integerrimis acutis emarginatisve, glabris, supra nitidis, amentis foemineis oblongis, paucifloris, squamis longitudine germinis oblongi. Willd, I. c. Observatio. Parvitate certat cum S. herbacea. Folia" venis parallelis. Willd, I. c. Ess. Specif. Charact. Leaves inversely egsj-sbaped, very entire, acute or without a broad edge, smooth, upper surface shining, female catkins oblong, and with few flowers; scales the length of the oblong germen or seed-bud. Tr. Obervation. It vies as to diminutive growth with S. herbacea. The leaves are covered all over with parallel veins. Willdenow, who examined it in a living state, asserts that it grows on the very high mountains of Switzerland, France, Italy, Tyrol, Carniola, and Styria. Tr. LXIII. Salix Serpillifolia, thyme-leaved willow. Wild. Sp. PI. 4. 684. Scopol. Cam. n. 1207. t. 61. Charact. Ess. Specif. Foliis ovatis, ovato-lanceolatisve, integerrimis acutis, glabris, supra nitidis; amentis oblongis paucifloris; capsulis ellipticis, glabris; stigmatibus sessilibus. Willd. I. c. Observatio. A fere omnibus Botanicis, puta Hallero, Allionio, Villarsio, &c. pro...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533364
  • 9781236533364