Transactions - Botanical Society of Edinburgh Volume 20

Transactions - Botanical Society of Edinburgh Volume 20

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...iron oxide, 0"44; phosphoric acid, 2T86; carbonic acid, 978; sulphuric acid, 4"96; silicic acid, 0-98. Cultivation.--In India it is sown about the close of the rains (October) in heavy clay soils, and on laud hardened through submersion, and occasionally in rice fields before the rice is cut. It may be reaped in March. Many thousands of acres may be under the crop. Full details as to methods of cultivation, and the number of acres under the crop, are given in "Watt's valuable article. Apart from cultivation, it is very common as a weed, springing up after a preceding crop has been reaped. Parts Of The Plant Used As Pood.--(a) The green parts may be cooked and eaten by the poorer people. (b) Grown as fodder for cattle in India (in an herbal, dated 1829, L. sativus is mentioned as frequently sown in Switzerland for soiling cattle). (c) In India the young pod is eaten sometimes as a green vegetable. (d) The seeds are eaten cooked, or ground into flour and made into bread. Other Uses.--(a) Used to adulterate the pigeon pea, Cajanus indicus, known in India as dal. This latter pulse is much cultivated in India, and is held in much favour, being eaten to a very large extent roasted, or in cakes or curries, etc. (b) The seeds are given to poultry. I have gone into several grain dealers' shops in Edinburgh and asked to see their " poultry feed," and have had no difficulty in recognising and picking out of the general feed seeds of L. sativus, weisse (the so-called dog-tooth vetch). Some of the grain dealers did not trouble about the presence of the L. sativus seeds, while others, more careful, informed me that if such adulteration showed itself in a sample of ordered peas, they refused to have it. I found that the more

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