The Bahama Flora

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The authors, 1920 - Botany - 695 pages
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Page 506 - ... on the ventral lobes of the leaves. Leaves complicate-bilobed, the dorsal lobes larger than the ventral, incubous, usually entire and often rounded at the apex; ventral lobes attached to the dorsal by a more or less elongated keel, the free margin usually appressed to the dorsal lobe. Underleaves none. Antheridia borne singly or in groups of two or three in the axils of saccate bracts, the latter forming more or less elongated androecia. Archegonia borne on more or less elongated branches, sometimes...
Page 290 - Petals 4-5, inserted on the throat of the calyx. Stamens oo, inserted with the petals; filaments filiform, commonly arranged in clusters opposite the petals; anthers introrse, longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary 1 -celled (rarely 2-3-celled), with 2-3 parietal placentae; style filiform, entire or 2-3-lobed; ovules anatropous.
Page 651 - Nassau about too plants for his friend, Dr. John Torrey. The prime set of these plants is now in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden. See Bull. Torrey Club 17:190. Curtiss — Mr. AH Curtiss collected his first series of "West Indian Plants" in April, 1903, in the neighborhood of Nassau, New Providence. This series comprises numbers 1-211, of which the prime set, with the unnumbered unicates, is deposited in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden, and the first distributed set...
Page 330 - Stamens as many as the lobes of the corolla, alternate with them, inserted at the base of the corolla-tube, but free from or very rarely more or less adnate to it.
Page 473 - Sori round, arising from the apex of the upper branch of a vein, usually near the margin. Veins free. [Greek, referring to the shape of the indusium.] About 12 species, natives of tropical and warm-temperate regions.
Page 297 - MYRTALES. Herbs, shrubs or trees, unarmed, sometimes aquatic or amphibious. Leaves alternate or opposite. Flowers regular or irregular, complete, and often showy, or reduced to a stamen and pistil adnate to the hypanthium. Hypanthium merely enclosing the ovary or adnate to it. Stamens few or many. Anthers opening by slits or pores. Stigma terminating the style, or sessile. Fruit capsular or baccate, or resembling an achene. Style present, simple or compound ; stigma terminal. Anthers opening by pores....
Page 43 - SEDGE FAMILY. Grass-like or rush-like herbs. Stems (culms) slender, solid (rarely hollow), triangular, quadrangular, terete or flattened. Roots fibrous (many species perennial by long rootstocks). Leaves narrow, with closed sheaths. Flowers perfect or imperfect, arranged in spikelets, one (rarely 2) in the axil of each scale (glume, bract), the spikelets solitary or clustered, 1many-flowered. Scales 2-ranked or spirally imbricated, persistent or deciduous. Perianth hypogynous, composed of bristles,...
Page 311 - ... pendulous, anatropous. Fruit dry, composed of 2 carpels (mericarps), which generally separate from each other at maturity along the plane of their contiguous faces (the commissure). Fruit either flattened laterally (at right angles to the commissure )} or dorsally (parallel to the commissure), or nearly terete (not flattened). Carpels after parting from...
Page 406 - Acaulescent or short -stemmed herbs, the scapes arising from the axils of the basal or alternate leaves, bearing terminal spikes or heads of small greenish or purplish flowers (flowers solitary in a few exotic species). Calyx-segments equal, or two of them larger. Corolla salverform, the tube cylindric, or constricted at the throat, the limb spreading in anthesis, erect, spreading or reflexed in fruit, 4-lobed or 4-parted.
Page 652 - ... collection of 281 numbers from December, 1904, to May, 1905. He collected on New Providence and Hog Island (1-226 and 271-274), and on Andros at Mangrove Cay, Fresh Creek, Calabash Bay, and Small Hope (227-270). The resulting plants were determined by the author and the initial set retained at this Museum (with the exception of about six numbers in the Orchidaceae which are in the herbarium of Prof. Oakes Ames). Duplicate sets have been deposited in the Gray Herbarium and the herbarium of The...

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