Voyage To, and Travels Through the Four Principal Islands of the African Seas; Performed by Order of the French Government, During the Years 1801 and 1802

Voyage To, and Travels Through the Four Principal Islands of the African Seas; Performed by Order of the French Government, During the Years 1801 and 1802

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...Its flowers exhale a very strong odour; which, far from being disagreeable (like that of its kindred plants), is on die contrary rather pleasant-;.', The root of this plant is very thick y and penetrates deep into the soil. It produces a strong upright stem, four or five inches hr diameter. The leaves are disposed in the form of a ridge; and fall off successively as they become old, leaving the mark of their petiole on the stem: they are cordate, oval, of a fine green colour, slightly undulated, very broad, and frequently a foot and a half in length; their nerves are pale and distinct, their petioles or footstalks are very long, round towards their upper extremity, verybroad, and deeply furrowed at their insertion, where they aresemi-amplexicaul, and transparent' at their edges. The flowers, which are upright, aHd borne on short pedicles, issue from their bases. The spathe is greenish externally, and yellowish within, ' as well as.the rest of the organs of fructification. The Arum c#fdifotiuni differs from the Arhoreum (to which it has some resemblance) in the stem, which is thicker, and not so branchy as those of the reeds? in the colour of its leaves, which are not of so deep a green; in the form of its leaves, which are not sagittate, . Or arrow-shaped; in its spadix, which is not reticulated;;and in the base of its spathe, which is not of a deep r-d.: /;'', ...., .., ' It likewise differs from the Aram seguinum, L. by its larger dimensions; by the leaves, which are emargi'nate, or notched at the base, and do not resemble those of the cane; and, finally, becauseit is. not furnished with what Jacquin calls the nectarium. i Madame Hubert, who is deprived of her sight by age, being seated near a spot.where there was a great number of these...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623150
  • 9781236623157