Inventory of Seeds and Plants Imported

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1920 - Germplasm resources, Plant

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Page 80 - R. kelleri, names which can not be used for it, however, as they had previously been given to other roses. It is one of the Multiflora roses with long stems which lie flat on the ground, lustrous foliage, and pure white flowers 2 inches or more In diameter, In wide many-flowered clusters. The flowers are larger than those of the Japanese R. multiflora, and It blooms much later than that species. This rose is perfectly hardy and a firstrate garden plant. The hybridizer ought to be able to find in...
Page 50 - ... the sheathing petioles. Finally, these are gradually dropped, and the tree shows a clean cylindrical trunk of thirty to fifty feet or more. The finest specimen of this kind that I saw was in an opening upon the wooded flanks of the Sierra Mico near Yzabal. The blade of the leaf is fifteen to twenty feet long, vertical in position, and describing a most graceful curve, its numerous divisions entirely distinct (an inch broad or more and an inch or two apart) and conduplicate at base.
Page 50 - Monaco, or Corozo palm, these names being variously applied to different stages of its growth. For a series of years it remains acaulescent and barren, its huge leaves rising nearly erect from the ground. Even after the trunk has reached a height of ten or fifteen feet or more, and has long been in bearing, it usually remains covered to the ground with the persistent bases of the sheathing petioles. Finally, these are gradually dropped, and the tree shows a clean cylindrical trunk of thirty to fifty...
Page 16 - The arrowroot is a perennial herb with large lanceolate leaves and white root-stocks or rhizomes 1 to 2 feet in length and 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The plant is propagated by divisions of the rhizomes in rows 3 feet apart and 1 foot apart in the row. The tubers may be harvested about 8 to 12 months from the time of planting.
Page 74 - Quillai or Cully of the Chilians. Its bark is called soap-bark, and is rough and dark-colored externally, but internally consists of numerous regular whitish or yellowish layers, and contains a large quantity of carbonate of lime and other mineral matters. It is also rich in saponine, and is used for washing clothes; 2 ounces of the bark is sufficient to wash a dress.
Page 60 - A fine tree, from 50ft. to 60ft. in height, often called the New Zealand Oak, on account of the strength and durability of its timber. It is not injured by damp or exposure, and is therefore extremely valuable for ship-building purposes. The logs are often perforated with large holes, but these do not affect the timber, except in so far as it has sometimes to be cut to disadvantage. These holes are made by a soft-bodied grub, which develops into the puriri moth.
Page 14 - Mexico the roots are much eaten raw, but are also pickled, boiled in soup, and cooked as a vegetable. As they come from the ground they are crisp, sweet, juicy, and of a nutty flavor. They are nourishing and at the same time quench the thirst, so that they are much liked by travelers. One way of preparing the raw roots is to cut them in thin slices and sprinkle sugar over them. They may also be boiled and prepared with batter in the form of fritters, and in Mexico they are often minced or grated,...
Page 61 - Its fruit is inferior in flavor to both the cherimoya and the sugar-apple (A. sipicnnosd), from the first of which it may be distinguished by its long, narrow, glabrate leaves, and from the second by its solid, compact fruit as well as its larger leaves. From A. glabra, with which it is also confused, it may be distinguished readily by its elongate narrow outer petals and its small, dark brown seeds.
Page 68 - negro coffee," are used in some parts of the world as a substitute for coffee and are said to be a febrifuge.

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