Transactions of the Linnean Society

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: Between the filaments which bear antheraz, three short blunt barren ones are inserted. The antherae separately considered agree in structure and manner of bursting with M. de Lamarck's genus of Diane/la, Jus. Gen. 41; but in that each stands on its own filament, and the fruit moreover is a berry. In the Linnean System Sowerbaa must be placed between AphyU lanthes and Allium in Hexandria Monogynia; for every analogy, as well j 60 Dr. Smith' Description of Sowcrbaea juncea, well as the structure of its parts, proves it to be truly hexandrous, though at first fight it might seem triandrous. We are as yet acquainted with but one species of this genus, discovered by Mr. White near Port Jackson in New South Wales, and now not unfrequent in the nurseries about London. It requires the shelter of a greenhouse, and thrives best in bog earth with a considerable degree of moisture. It may be named SOWERBAEA Juncea. Root of many long simple fibres. Herb smooth. Leaves radical, slieathing, upright, linear, sharp-pointed; channelled above; convex beneath. Stipula within the leaf, simple, white, membranous, obtuse, concave.' Stalk solitary, taller than the leaves, erect, simple, naked, round, smooth, solid. Umbel terminal, many-flowered, spreading. Bractete several, ovate, coloured, shorter than the umbel. Flower-stalks simple, thread-like, single-flowered, naked. Calyx none. Petals six, equal, ovate, pale purple, spreading, permanent. Filaments smooth, greenish. Anther ae yellow. Germen superior, roundish, smooth, with three principal furrows and three smaller intermediate ones. Style erect, rather longer than the stamina. Stigma simple. Capsule Capsule of three cells and three valves, the partitions from the middle of the valves.-Seedsshow more

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