Praenunciae Bahamenses--: I. Contributions to a Flora of the Bahamian Archipelago, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Museum, 1906 - Botany - 48 pages
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Page 137 - PR/ENUNCI/E BAHAMENSES I. CONTRIBUTIONS TO A FLORA OF THE BAHAMIAN ARCHIPELAGO. CHARLES F. MILLSPAUGH, MD During field and herbarium studies of the flora of the Greater Antillean Islands, conducted by Dr. NL Britton, Director of the New York Botanical Garden, and the Author, each came to the conclusion that a thorough investigation of the Bahamian Archipelago would throw much desired light upon many problems of plant distribution and mutation, and offer a probable solution of the question of...
Page 169 - T. 1149. Grand Turk Island N. & T. 3768, 3809, 3816, 3817. The form of the exposed sea beaches has leaves nearly orbicular, in that of the denser coppices the leaves are quite narrowly lanceolate. Erithalis odorifera Jacq. " Common in coppices on New Providence, and distinct from the more abundant E. fruticosa L., being much taller, the corolla twice as large as in that species, the fruit and persistent calyx-limb larger.
Page 140 - ... are based upon provisional determination only. The cryptogams exist under a separate series of numbers. Cooper Dr. William Cooper paid a visit to New Providence in 1859 for the purpose of making dredgings for zoological material. While there he collected in the neighborhood of Nassau about too plants for his friend, Dr. John Torrey. The prime set of these plants is now in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden. See Bull. Torrey Club 17:190. Curtiss Mr. AH Curtiss collected his...
Page 138 - A duplicate set is still in'.his possession. He began field work under the present survey in September, 1904 (see Britton & Brace), and later in the same year was commissioned by the Garden to make an exploration of the Abaco Islands, where he collected as follows: Green Turtle Cay (1475-1515), Allen's Cay (1526-54), Spanish Cay (1555-62), Man-o'-War Cay (1563-89), Pigeon Cay (1662-73), Elbow Cay (1688-1712), and on the island of Abaco at Butler Bay (1516-25), Marsh Harbor (1590-1661, 1713-53, 1787-1846),...
Page 292 - Inagua, at the western end (7764-7782). Castle Island (7783-7802). The Ragged Cays, at Great Ragged Island (78037869) and Hog Cay (78707882). The Exuma Chain, at Harvest Cay (7883-7898); and Rose Island (7899-7902). From May 13 to June 7, 1909, he explored the Cay Sal Bank, spending four days on Anguilla Islands (7932-8078) and one day each on Salt Cay (80798124), Water Cay (8132-8159), and Elbow Cay (8125-8131). On the trip out he spent one day at Riding Rocks (7912-7924), and one on Orange Cay...
Page 141 - The material collected was deposited in the herbarium of the Missouri Botanical Garden, from which, through the kindness of the director, Dr. William Trelease, the author has been allowed to reassemble the sheets. The collection, embracing about 600 sheets, is at this writing a loan to the Field Columbian Museum. Howe Dr. Marshall A. Howe, algologist of the New York' 'Botanical Garden, has collected extensively the sea vegetation of the Bahamas, accompanying Dr. Britton and the author on their...
Page 139 - B. &* M. Britton & Millspaugh Drs. NL Britton and CF Millspaugh, accompanied by Mr. MA Howe, began an exploration of the Berry Islands, Great Bahama, and the Exuma Chain, in January, 1905. A schooner was chartered and equipped at Nassau, where, after a day's delay on account of heavy weather (during which collecting was done in the scrublands and coppices south of Nassau (2085-2110), the expedition began at Rose Island (2111-2166), and Hog Island (2167-2176). The first island of the Berry...
Page 139 - ... Millspaugh, accompanied by Mr. MA Howe, began an exploration of the Berry Islands, Great Bahama, and the Exuma Chain, in January, 1905. A schooner was chartered and equipped at Nassau, where, after a day's delay on account of heavy weather (during which collecting was done in the scrublands and coppices south of Nassau (2085-2110), the expedition began at Rose Island (2111-2166), and Hog Island (2167-2176). The first island of the Berry Group visited was Whale Cay (2177-2201), followed by Frozen...
Page 298 - PI. 445. 1753Type species: Portulaca oleracea L. infra. Leaves flat. i. P. oleracea. Leaves subterete. Flowers yellow; seeds brown. 2. P. phaeosperma. Flowers purple; seeds black. 3. P. gagatosperma. 1. Portulaca oleracea L. Sp. PI. 445. 1753. Cultivated soil, waste places, and maritime rocks. Gun Cay, Millspaugh 2320. Andros, Cormorant Cay, Northrop 638; Road to Morgan's Bluff, Brace 6675. Eleuthera, Savanna Sound, Hitchcock; Governor's Harbor vicinity, Britton & Millspaugh 5457, Hitchcock.
Page 292 - ... (80798124), Water Cay (8132-8159), and Elbow Cay (8125-8131). On the trip out he spent one day at Riding Rocks (7912-7924), and one on Orange Cay (7925-7931), of the Bimini Group; and on his return to Nassau : six days collecting on New Providence (81688247, 8323-8343, 8370-8413, 8434-8436) and four on Hog Island (8248-8322, 8344-8369, 8414-8433). The collections are deposited in duplicate in the herbaria of The New York Botanical Garden and this Museum. Islands Represented in these Collections....

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