Trees, a Handbook of Forest Botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory Volume 3

Trees, a Handbook of Forest Botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...or if so not clasping the margins by a rim; needles not in small tufts of 2--5. (a) Long shoots and dwarf shoots very distinct, the latter with tufts of 30--70 needles, the former with isolated scales or needles. Cone scales thin. Needles in tufts of 30--40, deciduous, bright green; J cones purple-crimson when young, then ovoid-ellipsoid, obtuse, 25--35 mm. long; pale brown with few and rather loosely imbricated entire striate scales; scales pointed, hardly exserted. Seeds 5 mm. long with oblique ovate wing 10---12 mm. long. $ cones 15--20 mm. long, pale yellow. Larix europwa, L. Larch (Fig. 51). Tall tree with excessively thin deciduous foliage and slender branches, nodose with the tubercle-like dwarf shoots. Male flowers about 0'5--1 cm. long, ovoid-globoid to shortly cylindroid according to age, pale green passing to yellow; axis sometimes curved up, base hollow. Stamens almost peltate, carrying the pollen-sacs on the stalk and ending in a compressed triangular, more or less, hood-like green and entire limb. Pollen 75--87 fi, hemispherical, or sub-globoid, pale yellow, rough, with three pores. Female flower about 1--1'5 cm. long, cylindroid, blunt, the axis curved upwards at its base; with broad, obovate, thin purple-red scales, the emarginate apex with midrib prolonged into a subulate out-curved process, green on the lower scales, red on the upper. Cone about 15--2 cm. long, ovoid, obtuse, ripening to pale brown, on an evident stalk. Ovular scales rounded, Fig. 51. Larch, Larix europcea, D.C. 1, branch bearing a long shoot and several dwarf shoots, and (a) a proliferous cone; 2, shoot with male (s) and female ($) flowers; 3, male flower; 4 and 5, unopened, and 6, ruptured stamens; 7 and 8, scale of female flower seen from without and within;...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236495586
  • 9781236495587