Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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Sir William Jackson Hooker
Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1853 - Botany
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Page 304 - temperament" came to mean certain physical conditions, and Galen, in a Latin treatise translated by Linacre, suggested nine kinds of temperaments, based upon four simple physical states, which he described as moist, dry, hot, and cold. Four others were obtained by mixing these — viz., hot and moist, hot and dry, cold and moist, cold and dry — the ninth, which he called the balanced temperament, being made up "through the proper mixture
Page 255 - Profitable Plants : A Description of the Botanical and Commercial Characters of the principal Articles of Vegetable Origin, used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, &c. By THOMAS C. ARCHER, Collector for the Department of Applied Botany in the Crystal Palace, Sydenham. With 20 Pages of Coloured Illustrations, embracing 106 Plates. Cloth, 5$.
Page 82 - IV.. is truly astonishing; and when once the attention of foreigners is directed to it, it will doubtless be in considerable request among workers in artificial flowers in Europe and America, being admirably adapted to their wants.
Page 320 - Some Notes upon the Cryptogamic portion of the plants collected in Portugal (1842-50) by Dr. F. WELWITSCH.
Page 125 - ... generally a small shrub of a dry and withered appearance ; occasionally, however, it shoots out into a tree of from twenty to thirty feet high. The Somalis on the northeast coast of Africa collect the gum during the months of December and January. The process of obtaining it is extremely simple : long incisions are made in the stem and branches from which the juice flows, and when dry, is removed. After the gum of a district has been gathered, it is sewn up in goat-skins, and brought on camels...
Page 90 - This flower is collected in the hot season by Bheels and others, from the forests, also from the planted trees, which are most abundant in the opener parts of Guzerat and Rajwarra. The ripe flower has a sickly sweet taste, resembling manna. Being very deciduous, it is found in large quantities under the trees every morning during the season. A single tree will afford from 200 to 400 Ibs. of the flowers.
Page 221 - Boreali- Americana; or, Contributions towards a History of the Marine Alga? of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. By WH HAEVEY, MD, MEIA, &c.
Page 159 - Professor of Botany, and Director of the Botanic Garden of the University...
Page 124 - ... variety of shrubs, plants, and flowers, possessing properties which eventually might prove a great blessing to mankind. And with regard to Southern Arabia, famous even in the early ages of the world for its valuable vegetable produce, it appears almost unaccountable that this country should be well nigh as little known to us as it was to the learned in the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Page 76 - Great misconception," writes Dr. B. Seemann,* " appears to prevail, and much has been written about the plant, which ought to be considered the true Guaco. But the fact is, that nearly every country has its peculiar Guaco. At first, the name was, probably, confined to only one species; when, however, in newly-discovered regions, the original plant was not found, the appellation was transferred to another that happened either to resemble it in appearance or to possess similar properties.

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