Sea and River-Side Rambles in Victoria; Being a Handbook for Those Seeking Recreation During the Summer Months ...

Sea and River-Side Rambles in Victoria; Being a Handbook for Those Seeking Recreation During the Summer Months ...

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...cells; others as Etea, winding along seaweeds, such as Ballia and Callitliamnion, and resembling the head of a snake without its lower jaw, from which cause the genus was called by Lamarck Anguinaria (Anguis---a Snake), but the former appellation bestowed upon it by Lamouroux, has again been generally adopted: in a common Victorian species (diZitata, ) specimens of which the Rev. Dr. Landsborough in his manual of the British Zoophytes, mentions as having received from his and our esteemed friend Dr. Daniel Curdie, of Tandarook, Camperdown, the head instead of terminting like that of a serpent, is shaped like a ladle; the Leprahae or Sea-scurf are abundant enough on rocks and stones, and most puzzling the student will find them; then there is the Scrialaria or Nit Coralline, not a pleasant object to the naked eye, but under the microscope displaying its cells, disposed in rows at intervals, so as to resemble Pan-pipes, whilst in another species (convoluta) they are whorled. The Gatenieella is widely distributed in the Australian Seas, each cell divided by a short corneous tube, and variously marked with fenestrae or vittae; almost every collection of Algae will afford some species, all well worthy of careful study, but to enumerate the charms of one quarter of them would occupy more of our space than we can consistently afford them. Those who will collect them, will by getting a few leading ones named to serve as types, very soon master the most common species, and will find too much that will assist them in Landsborough's very pretty Book, to which we have before alluded, "The British Zoophytes," by Johnston, the very excellent Catalogue by Mr. Busk, of the Zoophytes in the British Museum, with most carefully drawn...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236849264
  • 9781236849267