A Manual of Botany for the Northern States: Comprising Generic Descriptions of All Phenogamous and Cryptog Amous Plants to the North of Virginia, Hitherto Described; with References to the Natural Orders of Linneus and Jussieu
1822 - 534 pages
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1-celled 1-flowered 1-seeded 2-valved 5-cleft 5-leaved 5-lobed 5-parted acuminate acute anthers apex awned axillary base bell-form beneath berry bracts branches branchlets calyx capsule cauline ciliate coloured compressed cordate corol corymbed crenate culm cylindric disk divisions downy egret elongated entire Exotic feet high filaments filiform flat fleshy florets flowers flowers—calyx frond fruit germ glabrous globose glumes hairy hirsute hispid imbricate inches involucre keel lance-linear lance-ovate leafets leafy leaves lanceolate leaves oblong leaves ovate legume length linear lobes long many-flowered many-seeded margin membranaceous mucronate naked number obovate obtuse oval panicle pedicels peduncles peristome petals petioles pileus pinnate pinnatifid pistillate plant pubescent racemes radical leaves ramose receptacles roundish scabrous scales scape seeds serrate sessile sheaths short silicle simple smooth solitary species spikelets spikes spreading stamens stem erect stigma stipe stipules strait striate style sub-sessile subulate teeth terete terminal ternate toothed trees trunks umbels upper valves villose white whorled
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Page 128 - Capsules disposed in oblong fruit-dots, arranged along the margin of the frond; involucrum is formed by turning back the margin of the frond over the capsules, and it opens inward.
Page 102 - BRASSICA. Calyx erect, converging ; partition extending beyond the valves. of the silique : seed globose : glands between the short stamens and pistil, and between the long stamens and calyx.
Page 238 - In November and December of 1816, I saw hundreds of these plants sending out broad, thin, curved ice-crystals, about an inch in breadth from near the roots. These were melted away by day, and renewed every morning for more than twenty-five days in succession. P. 198, This has often been observed in the sand-plains two miles north of New Haven, Conn.
Page 93 - Calyx 5-parted ; divisions equal, sub-ovate ; corolla o-petaled; filaments often united at the base in 3 or 5 sets; styles 2 to 5 ; capsules membranaceous, roundish, with a number of cells equal to the number of styles. The bases of the filaments are often in groups, when they are not united.
Page 135 - Peristome very short; teeth 16, 32, or 64; mouth of the germ covered by a dry membrane, which is connected to it by the teeth of the peristome ; calyptra very small, with a large villose or hairy covering.