The Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens with Their History and Mode of Treatment, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Page 190 - By some of these authors the male flowers are described as monandrous, and in this respect also, I agree with them; but the body, which all of them describe as a jointed filament, I consider to be made up of two very distinct parts, the portion below the joint being the footstalk of the flower, and that above it, the proper filament : but, as the articulation itself is entirely naked, it follows, that there is no...
Page 190 - The female flower, in conformity with this supposition, has also its pedunculus on the dilated, and, in a few cases obscurely lobed, apex of which the sessile ovarium is placed. If this be a correct view of the structure of Euphorbia, it may be expected that the true filament, or upper joint of what has commonly been called filament, should, as in other plants, be produced subsequent to the distinct formation of the anthera, which consequently will be found at first sessile on the lower joint or...
Page 166 - The Journal of Science and the Arts, edited at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, published quarterly, Bd.
Page 190 - ... after that has attained nearly its full length, and accordingly, this proves to be the case in such species as I have examined. Additional probability is given to this view, by the difference existing between the surfaces of the two joints in some species. I consider it, however, as absolutely proved, by an unpublished genus of this order, having an involucrum nearly similar to that of Euphorbia, and like it...
Page 209 - It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, from whence it was brought to Holland, and in 1692 it was cultivated at Hampton court. This plant is propagated by offsets, taken at the latter end of June, planted in separate pots, with light kitchen-garden earth, and placed in a shady situation.
Page 226 - Little-darling, which was found too appropriate for this sweet little flower to be exchanged for any other. By a manuscript note in the library of the late Sir Joseph Banks, it appears that the seed of the Mignonette was sent in 1742, by Lord Bateman, from the Royal Garden at Paris, to Mr. Richard Bateman, at Old Windsor ; but we should presume that this seed was not dispersed, and perhaps not cultivated beyond Mr. Bateman's garden, as we find that Mr. Miller received the seed from Dr. Adrian van...
Page 166 - Orbis Novi collegerunt, descripserunt, partim adumbraverunt Amat. Bonpland et Alex. de Humboldt. Ex schedis autographis Amati Bonplandi in ordinem digessit Carol. Sigismund.
Page 195 - ... Herbert, of Spofforth, near Wetherby, who has succeeded in raising a new plant by scattering the pollen from the anthers of rhododendron, maximum, over the stigma of the common white glaucous-leaved azalea, from which seed has been raised, mule plants, which partake of the nature of both parents. It takes after the rhododendron in its coriaceous evergreen foliage, the number of its stamens, the redness and expansion of the limb of the corolla ; after the azalea in the blueness of the leaves,...
Page 166 - The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries. By Conrad Loddiges and sons. The plates by George Cook. London, 1817 &c- small 4to. Biblioteca italiana. Brad. succ. Rich. Bradley. Historia plantarum sut,culentarum . Decades 5 . Londini, 1716-1727. 4to. Browne
Page 251 - ... capsule oblong, 3-cornered ; seeds numerous, compressed ; embryo in the centre of the seed, longer than half the albumen, with its radicle next the umbilicus. The root is tuberous, fleshy, and bitter tasted ; the leaves are numerous, all radical, linear-lanceolate, five or six feet long, and from an inch and a half to two inches broad, 2-rowed, equitant at the base, leathery, and very tough. Its flowers are numerous, showy, yellow-coloured, arranged on a tall branched panicle. The leaves of this...

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