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Page 69 - M. candida, for it is scarcely at all curled at the edge, is very much narrowed to the base, and has only one pair of plates instead of two and a half. The wings of the column too are scarcely divided or at all events not at all notched.
Page 191 - ... the calyx with its hundred petals. When it first opens, it is white, with pink in the middle, which spreads over the whole flower, the more it advances in age, and it is generally found the next day of a pink colour. As if to enhance its beauty, it is sweet-scented.
Page 28 - ... which it is attached ; but, as the branch increases in diameter by the acquisition of new wood, the space between the base of the leaf and the pith becomes sensibly augmented. It has, therefore, been necessary that the fibres (vessels) by which the leaf is connected with the pith should lengthen, in order to admit the deposition of wood between the bark and the pith. Now, how does this elongation take place ? As the bundles of fibres which run from the pith into the leaf-stalk are at first...
Page 191 - I felt lu as a botanist, and felt myself rewarded : a gigantic leaf from five to six feet in diameter, salver-shaped, with a broad rim ; of a light green above, and a vivid crimson below, resting upon the water. Quite in character with the wonderful leaf was the luxuriant flower, consisting of many hundred petals, passing in alternate tints from pure white to rose and pink. The smooth water was covered with the blossoms, and as I rowed from one to the other I always observed something new to admire.
Page 191 - The stem of the flower is an inch thick near the calyx, and is studded with sharp elastic prickles, about three quarters of an inch in length. The calyx is fourleaved, each...
Page 269 - A very pretty species of potentilla, with something of the habit of the old P. nepalensis, but with very delicate and beautiful flowers ; the ground color clear yellow, over which at the base is drawn a series of long hexagonal red meshes, which form towards the circumference of the flower, other meshes of a finer and closer fabric, till at last they melt and run into each other, and form a clear red border to each petal.
Page 270 - C. vulgaris, but differing from it in having large loose racemes.and in the colour of its flowers, and their greater number. It was raised in the Garden of the Horticultural Society, from seeds sent by Professor Jacquin of Vienna, in 1826. Its native country is 7».
Page 131 - The plant was raised in the garden of the Horticultural Society, from seeds collected by Mr. Hartweg on Chimborazo, at an elevation of 13,000 feet above the level of the sea. The flowers smell like those of the Sweet Pea.
Page 123 - The flowers are highly fragrant, but when dried are of a narcotic scent : reduced to powder, thty excite sneezing. An extract prepared from the flowers, or from the roots, partakes of the bitterness as well as of the purgative properties of aloes. The dose from 20 to 30 grains. A beautiful and durable green colour may be prepared from the leaves by the assistance of lime.
Page 15 - ... which there is a large flat appendage resting on the surface of the lip; the main difference consists in that appendage being attached to the lip at the base only, while in Anguloa it is united by the sides also. This, however, is a difference which may be regarded as available for generic distinction. The main difference, however, between Anguloa and Lycaste consists in this; that in Lycaste the lateral sepals are placed edge to edge in the manner of a true Maxillaria, but in Anguloa they overlap...