The Bombay Flora: Or, Short Descriptions of All the Indigenous Plants Hitherto Discovered in Or Near the Bombay Presidency : Together with a Supplement of Introduced and Naturalised Species

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Education Society's Press, 1861 - Botany - 444 pages

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Page 243 - Trunk crooked, thick, bark of a rustygrecnish colour, rough ; leaves alternate, petiolcd, oblong or broad lanceolate, tapering equally to each end, entire, very slightly 3-nerved, smooth on both sides ; racemes compound or panicled, issuing immediately from the trunk or large branches ; fruit pedicelled, nearly as large as the common fig, clothed with soft down, purple when ripe. For a full botanical account of the Genus, the reader is referred to Dr. G King's
Page 97 - ... calyx 4-cleft to the middle, lobes acute, accessory teeth very small ; flowers very minute, aggregated in the axils of the leaves, almost sessile ; tube of the calyx at first narrow and tightened round the ovary, in fruit cup-shaped ; petals wanting ; capsule longer than the calyx, 1 -celled ; flowers red.
Page 93 - VIVIPARA is the narrower-leaved plant ; leaves flexuous and drooping, which may be seen growing in waste places, and is planted in situations where its roots may retain the earth when washed down by the rains. In the Madras Presidency it is employed in this way to keep up the earth near to the parapets of bridges, a practice which might with advantage be followed on our side of India.
Page 302 - Panjáb and Sind, and was gathered by the Phoenician followers of the army in Lus, who called it spikenard. It is common about Kurrachee, and is used as a scent by the natives.
Page iv - The Cryptogamic portion of the Catalogue has, in order to meet the present wants of our Readers, been literally transcribed from that of Mr. Graham ; but we hope on a future opportunity to be able to present it to the Public in a more complete and enlarged form.
Page 59 - ... base, slightly decreasing in size towards the apex of the leaf; stipules subulate, erect or incurved. Racemes shorter than the leaves, sessile, many-flowered. Flowers small, approximated at the base of the raceme, more distant and deciduous towards the apex. Calyx-segments broad, acute. Legumes approximated towards the base of the rachis, nearly cylindrical, slightly torulose, deflexed and more or less curved upwards : sutures thickened. Seeds about 10, cylindrical, truncated at both ends.
Page 84 - ... seeds do not appear to have been tested in European practice; among the natives they have the reputation of being emetic, and a paste prepared from them is applied to glandular swellings. Dalzell and Gibson (Bombay Flora, Part I., p. 84), say: — '' An infusion of the spongy fibres of the trunk is used with advantage for various affections of the skin in the Philippines, where it is called 'Gogo' (Adams) j the seeds are eaten roasted in Soonda.
Page 15 - T. obcordata (Rpxb. :) perennial ; stems diffuse, prostrate, slightly pubescent on the upper side : leaves, one of each pair larger and obovate or obcordate, the other smaller and oblong : flowers solitary, sessile, nearly concealed within the broad sheath of the petioles : stamens 15-20...
Page 100 - ... covered on both sides with short bristly hairs ; lobes rounded, the lateral ones the broadest and slightly 2-lobed, all remotely and slightly toothed: male flowers shortly racemose at the apex of a long thickish peduncle ; calyx campanulate : females shortish-peduucled...
Page 93 - Arborescent : leaves oval or oblong, more or less acuminated or obtuse, feather-nerved, coriaceous : cymes panicled, lax, usually lateral on the former year's branches, occasionally axillary or terminal : calyx shortly turbinate, truncated : berry oliveshaped, often oblique : flowers small, white.

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