Science-Gossip; An Illustrated Monthly Record of Nature, Country-Lore & Applied Science Volume 16

Science-Gossip; An Illustrated Monthly Record of Nature, Country-Lore & Applied Science Volume 16

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... themselves to cheap ridicule, but I prefer that a wholesome and noble, though unfinished, work should appear in the brightest colours, rather than spotted here and there with tarnishes which every mean hand can lay on. James Hooi'er. "carnation Grass."--A report of the Gloucestershire Chamber of Agriculture, asserts that ' sheep are more liable to the fluke when kept on land where the sedge called 'Carnation Grass' grows." What species of carex is this 1 Can any Gloucestershire botanist kindly give information?--F. If. Arnold. 148 NOTE ON ASPLENIUM LANCEOLATUM (SINELII). TO Mr. J. Sinel, of Bagot, Jersey, belongs the honour of having first discovered and recognised this pretty fern, which is exactly intermediate between lanceolatum and microdon, and forms a perfect connecting link between those forms. It differs from microdon in having bipinnate fronds, and from lanceolatum in its more stunted habit and obtuse, finely and evenly serrated pinnae. For some time, the var. microdon was supposed to be a form of A. marinum; how any one could for a moment make this mistake, we are puzzled to tell. All the above-mentioned forms are of a peculiar green, not unlike that seen in the young herbage on a newly mown hayfield; only one other British species shows the same colouring, A. viride. Characters of A. laneeolatum (Sinelii). Fronds but few, from the crown of the root, scaly below, free above, lanceolate in outline in the young fronds, evidently broadly linear; rachis round, without the least appearance of raised marginal wings; bipinnate throughout, lower pinnae of three to five pinnules, central of three distinctly stalked pinnae in the old fronds. Pinnules rounded or obtuse at the apex, evenly serrated, terminal cordate, lower...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680385X
  • 9781236803856