Trees and Shrubs; An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum

Trees and Shrubs; An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum : Containing the Hardy Trees and Schrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Scientifically and Popularly Described: With Their Propagation, Culture and Uses and

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...the ray flowers large, ligula-formed, and tridentate at apex; under one bipartite, with linear lobes. Anthers wanting in the ray flowers; those in the disk exserted, long-tailed. Style cylindrical, bifid. Achenia beaked, ribbed, long, and glabrous; the palea? being conferruminated at the base, fall off'altogether or in one piece. (G. Don.) Leaves simple or apparently compound, alternate, exstipuiate, evergreen; entire or serrated; the common petiole usually drawn out at the end into a tendril. Flowers purple, rose-coloured, or yellow.--Climbing shrubs, natives of South America, requiring the protection of a wall in the climate of London. -1. M. Identification. D. Don in Lin Fl. Card., 2d series, t. 288. Engraving!. Swt. Brit. Fl. Card Latifolia D. Don. Tl e broad-leaved Mutisia. Trans., IS. p. 570.; B it 1. c.; and oar Jig. 10 S. Spec. Char., Src. Stem winged. Wings broo 1, leafy. Leaves cordate-oblong, dentat spinose, woolly beneath. Involucre seal f, appendicnlate. Pappus arranged in a dout le series, feathery, equal, truncate at the ape i. (D. Don.) A climbing evergreen shm j. Valparaiso in Chili, on hills, among bushes. Stem 10 ft. to 15ft. Introduced"in 183 i. Flowers pink, or rosy, and yellow; Septei iber and October. A very singular and at the same time bcaj-' tiful shrub, which no collection ought to lie without, where there are a wall and a dry soil. Other Species.--M. Micifalia, M. inflcxa, M. linearifilia, M. runiinata, and M. subspinosa, are figured and described in Hooka 's Botanical Miscellany, vol. i.; and M. arachnoidal Mart, is figured in Bot. Mag., t. 2705. Most of these species would probably live against a wall in a warm situation, on a dry soil. At all events M. latifolia is tolerably hardy, having stood out...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960823
  • 9781236960825