The Genera of North American Plants: And a Catalogue of the Species, to the Year 1817, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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author, 1818 - Botany
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Page 141 - It is probable that hybrids betwixt the European vine (Vttis vinifera) and those of the United States, would better answer the variable climates of North America, than the unacclimated vine of Europe. When a portion of the same industry shall have been bestowed upon the cultivation of the native vines of America, which has for so many ages and by so many nations been devoted to the amelioration of...
Page 104 - ... the embryo is, at first, a minute and nearly central funiculus, which enlarges and becomes more distinct during the progress of germination ; but what appears to be most singular...
Page 264 - American plants, who fell a victim to a dangerous epidemic amidst those savage and romantic mountains which had so often been the theatre of his labours.
Page 141 - Vitis vinifera, we cannot imagine that the citizens of the United States will be longer indebted to Europe for the luxury of wine. It is not, however, in the wilds of uncultivated nature that we are to obtain vines worthy of cultivation ; were this the case, Europe would to the present have known no other...
Page 209 - whose ardent attachment to Botany, and successful introduction of useful and ornamental horticulture into the United States,
Page iv - ... every writer should follow this example, no improvement would ever be adopted in science, and knowledge would remain stationary. We are greatly surprised to find the following passage in Mr. N.'s preface. •'The great plan of natural affinities, sublin-.e and extensive, eludes the arrogance of solitary individuals, and requires the concert of every botanist, and the exploration of every country towards its completion.
Page 222 - UVULAKIA, corolla inferior, 6-petalled, erect ; claws of the petals each furnished with a nectariferous cavity. Filaments very short, growing to the anthers ; stigmata reflected, capsule 3angled, 3-celled, 3-valved, valves septiferous in the middle ; seeds many, subglobose, arillate at the hilum — NuttalTs Gen.
Page 104 - ... of this plant is very curious, and has been thus described by Mr. NUTTALL. " The seed does not appear to possess any thing like a proper cotyledon ; the embryo, formed in the exact posture of the growing plant (with the radicle downwards), differs not from it in any particular but that of size. In place of a cotyledon there is a sheathing stipule, similar to that which is ever after produced ; in fact, it is viviparous. The embryo is seated •in a small umbilical or hemispherical depression,...

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