The Genera of North American Plants: And a Catalogue of the Species, to the Year 1817, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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author, 1818 - Botany
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Page 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 2 - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 2 - Honorary member of the American Philosophical Society, and of the Academy of Natural Sciences, &c.
Page 115 - in memory of Caspar Wistar, MD late Professor of Anatomy in the University of Pennsylvania, and for many years President of the American Philosophical Society ; a Philanthropist of simple manners and modest pretensions, but an active promoter of science.
Page 53 - Hab. On the plains of the Missouri, common, from the confluence of the River Platte to the Mountains.
Page 251 - In the western parts of the State of New York, in the crevices of calcareous rocks...
Page 242 - ... dioecious, the staminate flowers with nine stamens in two series, the inner of which has three stamens, and the pistillate flowers with three sterile filaments and three ligulate bifid stigmas. He added further : " flowers very small and evanescent, the female emerging ; the male migratory, breaking off connection usually with the parent plant, it instantly expands to the light, the anthers also burst with elasticity and the granular pollen vaguely floats upon the surface of the water.
Page 72 - Commencing near the confluence of Paint Creek and the Missouri, growing on the talus of broken calcareous cliffs, from hence it occurs locally for 200 or 300 miles further up the river.
Page 51 - Carol bilabiate, ventricose. The fifth sterile filament longer than the rest and bearded on the upper side. Anthers smooth. Capsule ovate, 2-celled, 2-valved.
Page 234 - ... fruit consists of radiating, somewhat woody fibres, terminating in a tuberculated and slightly papillose surface. In this fibrous mass the seeds, which are nearly as large as those of a quince, are disseminated. We cannot pretend to say what part of the fruit has been described as the ' ' pulp which is nearly as succulent as that of an orange; sweetish, and perhaps agreeable when fully ripe.

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