Botany of the Northern and Middle States: Or, A Description of the Plants Found in the United States, North of Virginia, Arranged According to the Natural System. With a Synopsis of the Genera According to the Linnæan System--a Sketch of the Rudiments of Botany, and a Glossary of Terms (Google eBook)

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Webster and Skinners, 1833 - Botany - 471 pages
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Page 35 - Fruit capsular, usually 3- or 5valved, occasionally 10-valved, either 1 -celled with parietal placentae in the axis of the valves, or imperfectly 5- or 10-celled with dissepiments proceeding from the middle of the valves, and touching each other in the centre. Seeds indefinite in number. Embryo inverted, either spiral or curved in the midst of mealy albumen. Radicle remote from the hilum.
Page 250 - Capsule with from 1 to 4 cells ; the valves fitting, at their edges, to the angles of a loose dissepiment, bearing the seeds at its base. Seeds with a small quantity of mucilaginous albumen ; embryo curved ; cotyledons shrivelled ; radicle inferior.
Page 17 - Petals hypogynous, either equal to the sepals in number and opposite to them, or twice as many, generally with an appendage at the base in the inside.
Page 165 - Fruit a small, indehiscent, dry pericarpium, crowned with the limb of the calyx. Seed solitary, erect ; embryo with a taper, inferior radicle ; albumen none.
Page 37 - Capsules of 3-valves, bearing the placentae in their axis. Seeds often with a tumour at their base. Embryo straight, erect, in the axis of fleshy albumen.
Page 120 - Calyx superior, deciduous, tubular, with a 2-parted limb. Petals 2, alternate with the lobes of the calyx. Stamens 2, alternate with the petals, inserted into the calyx. Disk large, cup-shaped, filling up the whole of the tube of the calyx, and projecting beyond it. Ovarium 2-celled, with an erect ovulum in each cell ; style simple, arising out of the disk ; stigma emarginate.
Page 47 - Calyx tubular, 5-toothed, with 2 — 4 opposite imbricate scales at base. Petals 5, with long claws. Stamens 10. Styles 2. Capsule 1-celled.
Page xxvi - The leafets or divisions of a pinnate leaf. Pinnate. A leaf is pinnate when the leafets are arranged in two rows on the side of a common petiole; as in the Ash, Elder, and Rose.
Page xxiii - Epidermis. See Cuticle. Eroded. Appearing as if gnawed at the edge. Esculent. Eatable. Evergreen. Remaining fresh through the winter. Not deciduous. Exserted. Projecting or extending out of the flower or sheath ; us the stamens and style of the Fuschia coccinea.
Page 449 - Fructification only of one kind on the same individual. Capsules spiked or racemed, or mostly collected into clusters of various shapes (sori) upon the back of the leaf or frond, naked or covered with an...

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