Speing Flora for Beginners and Amateurs

Speing Flora for Beginners and Amateurs

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...--Leaflets ovate, pointed, downy when young; fruit a samara, nearly orbicular. LVII. SI-MA-RU-BA'-CE-AE; AILANTHUS FAMILY. Trees; leaves pinnate; sepals 5, flowers panicled; fruit a samara. 1. Genus AI-LAN'-THUS.--Sepals 5, more or less united at base, petals 5; fruit a unilocular, 1-seeded samara: leaves pinnate, 2-4 ft. long. Ai-lan'-thus glan-du-lo'-sa Desf. Chinese Tree of Heaven.--Cultivated and occasionally escaped. LVIII. PO-LYG-A-LA'-CE-AE; MILKWORT FAMILY. Flowers irregular, hypogynous, stamens 4-8, diadelphous or monadelphous. 1. Genus PO-LYG'-A-LA.--Flowers very irregular; 3 of the sepals small, petals 3, stamens 6 or 8; bitter, low plants. A large genus, most of our species blooming late. Po-lyg'-a-la sen'-e-ga L. Senega Snake-root.--Flowers white, in a solitary close spike; several stems from thick and hard knotty root-stocks. Po-lyg'-a-la pau-ci-fo'-li-a Willd. Fringed Polygala.--Flowers showy, rose-purple (rarely white), conspicuously crested; flowering stems 3-4 in. high. LIX. EU-PHOR-BI-A'-CE-AE; SPURGE FAMILY. Herbs with milky juice; staminate and (single) pistillate flowers enclosed in a calyx-like involucre; ovary trilocular. 1. Genus EU-PHOR'-BI-A.--Flowers monoecious, included in a cup-shaped, 4 to 5-lobed involucre resembling a calyx or corolla and usually bearing large, thick glands (with or without petal-like margins) at its sinuses; fertile flower solitary in the middle of the involucre consisting of a 3-lobed and trilocular ovary. Eu-phor'-bi-a ob-tu-sa'-ta Pursh. Spurge.--Erect, 1-2 ft. high; leaves oblong and spatulate, upper ones cordate at base, floral ones ovate. Eu-phcr'-bi-a com-mu-ta'-ta Englm. Spurge.--Stems branched from a commonly decumbent base, 6-12 in. high; leaves obovate, the upper all sessile, ...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800575
  • 9781236800572