Hand-list of Coniferae: Grown in the Royal Botanic Gardens

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1903 - Conifers - 145 pages
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Page 153 - Official Guide to the Museums of Economic Botany. No. 3 : Timbers. 2nd Ed., revised and augmented. 1893. Price 3d. Post free id. Official Guide to the North Gallery. 5th Ed., revised and augmented. 1892. Price id. Post free
Page xvii - it is now well known, has no claim to a separate generic position, the so-called species of this genus being merely stages of growth of particular species of Thuya, Juniperus, Cupressus, etc. This is proved by the occasional occurrence of many of these forms on the same bush. The
Page xxi - this .remarkable tree, a last representative of one of the most ancient types of plants, is only found in the precincts of temples, where it has been almost certainly planted. Being deciduous it tolerates the neighbourhood of towns, and it is remarkable that it has not been more frequently planted in our parks. But its growth is slow.
Page xi - assuming that he was following the practice of the ancients, in which he is known to have been mistaken. Owing to the great merit and utility of London's Arboretum, his nomenclature has hitherto been universally adopted in the United Kingdom. It contains descriptions of about 70 species of
Page xi - now to the full account of the genera, at p. 2293, we find "Abies, D. Don in Lamb. Pin. vol. iii." with the addition of "Picea, Link" as a synonym, followed by descriptions of the Spruces. And at p.
Page xiv - was published, in which the same genera are retained as in the 1858 edition, with 150 species. Lastly, in the Genera Plantarum (1882), Mr. Bentham and I have distinguished Pinus, Picea, Link, Abies, Link, Tsuga,
Page xxii - atlántica (Atlas Cedar) grows with great rapidity at Kew. The Deodar (Cedrus Deodara), on the other hand, has greatly disappointed the expectations formed of it. The most shapely and graceful specimen which Kew possessed, 45 feet in height, stood on the west side of the Pagoda Vista, between the Palm House and King William's Temple. It was unfortuately destroyed by lightning on August 10th, 1895.
Page xx - yards of path and avenue, representing double that length, or two and a quarter miles of made soil, beds, and plantations, except where interrupted by old trees. on the average
Page xiii - Picea, Don, Larix, Cedrus, and Pseudolarix. He enumerates 131 species, of which many are imperfectly known. In 1865 Henkel and Hochstetter published their Die Goniferen, with the following arrangement, Pinus, Abies (including Picea, Link, Abies, Link, Tsuga, and
Page xxii - verticillata (Umbrella Pine) is represented by a vigorous specimen. Taxodium distichum (Deciduous Cypress) bids fair to form a conspicuous feature on the islands in the Lake. Cedrus

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