Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands

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Hawaiian gazette Company, Limited, 1911 - Fruit-culture - 247 pages

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Page 216 - This is a strong vigorous vine, very suitable for arbors and trellises. It is not commonly found In Hawaii; however, a very fine specimen of its kind is growing in Dr. St. DG Walter's garden in Honolulu. The leaves are oval to ovate, the petioles having two glands. The fragrant purple flowers are about two inches in diameter. The ovoid-pointed fruit has a tough, leathery shell which, when green is six-striated, with white stripes; when quite ripe the fruit is a dull orange-yellow. The numerous seeds...
Page 214 - This strong-growing, glabrous vine, climbing by tendrils, is a native of tropical America and known there as the Yellow waterlemon. The date when it was Introduced to Hawaii, and by whom, is not known, but in the Hilo and Hamakua districts of Hawaii this variety grows wild. Its thick leaves are oval, oblong and entire, and have a short, sharp point. The flowers are about two and a half inches across, are white, with red spots on them.
Page 224 - ... Viet. Inst. ii, 95 (1857). The best dates are grown in oases, where fresh water gushes from the ground in abundance and spreads over light soil of deserts subject to burning winds. The Zadie-variety produces the heaviest crop, averaging 300 lbs. to the tree; superior varieties can only be continued from offshoots of the root; these will commence to bear in five years and be in full bearing in ten years; one male tree is considered sufficient for half a hundred females. The pollen-dust is sparingly...
Page 182 - Many Mangosteen trees have been brought to Hawaii, and have received intelligent care, but they have not thrived well ; and have eventually died. Only two have ever produced fruit; one in the garden of Mr. Francis Gay of Kauai. which bears its fruit annually, and the other tree at Lahaina, Maui. in the gar den formerly the property of Mr. Harry Turton.
Page 214 - Passion fruit. From Honolulu, Hawaii. Presented by Mr. Garret P. Wilder. Received May 29, 1915. " This strong-growing, glabrous vine, climbing by tendrils, is a native of tropical America and known there as the yellow water-lemon. The date when it was Introduced to Hawaii and by whom Is not known, but in the Hllo and Hamakua districts of Hawaii this variety grows wild.
Page 60 - APPLE. The Mammee Apple, which grows well in Hawaii, is a native of the West Indies, and is a fruit much esteemed in tropical countries.
Page 36 - La Laguna (Schiede); vs in herb. Hook. (Tenampa, Prov. Vera Cruz, Linden, no. 50). The leaves of this plant are described by Schlechtendal as being from 4 to 6 inches long and from 2 to 3 inches broad, upon a very short petiole of only 3 or 6 lines in length; the calyx is...
Page 210 - г lilac: crown of many rows of filaments, violet with bars of white below the middle, the inner and shorter set deep violet. Probably Brazilian. GC 11.26:648-9.
Page 60 - DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS. This species is one of the most massive of our junipers. In early life the crown is open and broadly conical, and in old age, dense and round. The trunk is short and clear of branches for 6 or perhaps 10 feet. As a rule, the tree attains a height of from 30 to 40 feet, and a diameter of from 1J to 3 feet.
Page 34 - Tungu da catarata de Condo." No. 1245 and COLL. CARP. 564. As is very frequently the case with tropical African fruits, the seed is large in proportion to the size of the fruit. 3. PETERSIA Welw. ex Benth. & Hook. f. Gen. PI. ip 721 (Oct. 1865). 1. P. africana Welw., Ie ; Laws. in Oliv. Fl. Trop. Afr. ii. p. 439. GOLUNGO ALTO.

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