The West American Scientist Volume 13-14; V. 16-19

The West American Scientist Volume 13-14; V. 16-19

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...It was early introduced into Euglancl, and is now wlrlely cultivated, especially in southern California, and forms a characteristic feature of the flora of San Diego, though not native. At Point Pines "the trees very much resemble the Cedar of Lebanon in habit, with dense far-sprea-.llng branches. W. H. Brewer recorded a circumference of 13 2-3 ft at Light of 5 or 6 it from the groun-Ll. Branches with darl: gray and earnewhat rugose bark; branchlets' rather stout; lvs bright green, acutish, ob scurely pitted on the back, often with a longitudenal furrow on each side: scales of very young cones with conspicuous foliaceous tips; mature cones clustered on short, stout peduncles, oblong-ovate (1-1% i long by 9 ll broad), of 5 or usually 6 pairs of scales, with a broad thickish or on the uppermost a subconical boss: sds num (about 20 to each scale), mostly 2% li long. Synonyms: C. Lambertiana. Gordon, Carr, Conif 124. C. Hartwegii Carr, Conif ed 2, 168. C. Guadalupensis Sereno Watson, Am ac pr 14:300 (1879); Bot Cal 2:114. Orcutt, Am pl 1:189 D. A widely spreading tree, 40 ft hi, 2-5 ft in diam, with bark flaking off in thin plates and leaving a smooth claret-red surface: branches drooping, branchlets very slender: foliage glaucous-green; glands obscure: cones globose and strongly bossed, an i or more in diam, of 6-8 very thick scales: sds large, 3 li long or more. A prized ornamental tree, called the Blue Cypress, first found by Dr. Edward Palmer on Guadalupe Island, and later by Dr. Parry and the writer on the mainland of Baja California, and in canyons near San Diego. LIBOOEDRUB Endl, Syn Oonif 42 (1847). California white cedar: stam fls with 12 or more fll-scales; cones not reflexed, of 4 or 6 erect subverticillate and somewhat...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932072
  • 9781236932075