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" the hollow parts of the leaves have always water standing in them, and the top or ear is supposed, in hot dry weather, to shrink, and fall over the mouth of the tube, and serve as a lid to prevent the exhalation of the water. In great droughts birds... "
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most ... - Page 781
by John Sims - 1804
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: A New ..., Volume 1

Sir William Jackson Hooker, Samuel Curtis - Botany - 1833
...a metamorphosis of the leaves of a Nymphaea into a form fit for receiving and retaining rain-water. And we are told that ' the hollow parts of the leaves have always water standing in them, and the top or ear is supposed, in hot dry weather, to shrink, and fall over...
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Floral fancies and morals from flowers

Floral fancies - 1843
...conformation as a metamorphosis of the leaf of the Nymphea into a form fit for receiving and containing rain water ; and we are told that " the hollow parts of the leaf have always water standing in them, and the top or ear is supposed, in hot dry weather, to shrink...
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