Flora Indica: Being a Systematic Account of the Plants of British India, Together with Observations on the Structure and Affinities of Their Natural Orders and Genera

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1855
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Page 76 - These tendencies are combined together, and cause the trade-winds to blow from the NorthEast in the northern hemisphere, and from the South-East in the southern hemisphere. The...
Page 50 - The volumes form the most important contributions, not only to Botany, but to Natural Science, which have ever been published in India, and they have been of the greatest service to us throughout our labours. It is admitted that Dr. Wight has accomplished a great work, which is as essential to the student of the Indian Flora, as Sowerby's Knglish Botany is in Britain.
Page 285 - THE RHODODENDRONS OF SIKKIM-HIMALAYA ; being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya from Drawings and Descriptions made on the spot, by Dr. JD Hooker, FRS By Sir WJ HOOKER, FRS Folio, 30 Coloured Plates, 4. 14*.
Page 215 - Tibet, is not less elevated than the Himalaya, and is covered throughout a great part of its length with perpetual snow.
Page 75 - ... by Laplace on the supposition that the earth consists of nearly spherical strata of equal density, holds good whatever be the distribution of matter in the interior. 13. Hitherto the surface of the earth has been regarded as a surface of equilibrium. This we know is not strictly true, on account of the elevation of the land above the level of the sea. The question now arises, By what imaginary alteration shall we reduce the surface to one of equilibrium? Now with respect to the greater portion...
Page 23 - ... have obliterated all traces of species as definite creations ; whereas, exceptional in art, and not proven if not almost impossible in nature, they cannot be assumed to have produced any appreciable result.
Page 126 - Bednor), elevated 4000 feet on a spur to the westward of the chain, are said to last for nine months, during six of which they are so heavy that the inhabitants cannot leave their houses.
Page 46 - ... drugs; and with a zeal of which we have unfortunately too few instances, he prosecuted his botanical studies, and so successfully, notwithstanding his want of early education, as to produce a work of standard value. The ' Flora Cochinchinensis ' was published at Lisbon, in two volumes quarto, in 1790; a second edition, edited by Willdenow, with a few notes, appeared in octavo, at Berlin, in 1793. As was to be expected, in a work devoted to the botany of a previously unexplored tropical region,...
Page 22 - ... 3. The offspring of a hybrid has never yet been known to possess a character foreign to those of its parents ; but it blends those of each ; — whence hybridization must be regarded as a means of obliterating, not creating, species. " 4. The offspring of hybrids are almost invariably absolutely barren, nor do we know an authenticated instance of the second generation maturing its seeds. " 5. In the animal kingdom hybrids...
Page 179 - The whole of the state is situated at a considerable elevation within the Himalayan mountain zone. From the level of the sea to an elevation of 12,000 feet, Sikkim is covered with dense forests of tall umbrageous trees. The mountains in the south are generally lower than those of Darjiling district, but north of Tumlung the passes are of great height. Jelap-la, the most southerly of these, rises to 13,000 feet; the two next are the Guiatu-la and Yak-la, leading into the Chumbi...

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