Synoptical Flora of North America: Gamopetalae after Compositae, Volume 2, Part 1

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Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, and Company, 1878 - Botany - 402 pages
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Page 30 - American) ; with broad evergreen leaves, shining above, and usually spicyaromatic in flavor, axillary white or rose-colored nodding flowers in early summer, succeeded by red or blackish " berries," consisting of the at length baccate calyx enclosing the capsule. Cells of the anthers opening by a terminal pore, and commonly tipped with two points or awns. Stigma truncate or obtuse, entire. Disk 10-toothed or of 10 scales. Ovary and capsule depressed, umbilicate, commonly 5-lobed : placentae ascending,...
Page 98 - Pnbcrulent, but foliage glabrous: stems slender, 1 or 2 feet high, simple : leaves long and narrowly linear, with scabrous and more or less revolute margins and a strong midrib; the upper alternate and the lower opposite: umbels...
Page 74 - DC. Flowers apetalous, in mostly denser panicles (especially the staminate), which are developed from separate buds from upper axils of the preceding year, or on the leafless base of shoots of the season. * Flowers polygamous : leaves mostly simple! F.
Page 91 - Finely canescent-tomentose, rarely glabrate with age : leaves from subcordate-oval to oblong, thickish : peduncles shorter than the leaves : pedicels of the many-flowered dense umbel and the calyx densely tomentose : flowers purplish, large : corolla-lobes ovate-oblong, 4 or 5 lines long : hoods 5 or...
Page 8 - Professor at Bologna early in the 18th century.) — Low herbs, with the aspect and characters of the small species of Lobelia, excepting the closed tube of the corolla : flowers blue. Mainly S. Europe, Africa, and S. America : some have ovary almost free. — A.DC. Prodr. vii. 409; Benth. & Hook. Gen. ii. 549.
Page 80 - Anthers with the cells produced into a sterile appendage at base, counivent around the stigma and adherent to it by a point at the base of the polliniferous portion. Ovaries 2, united only by the common style or stigma, in fruit follicles containing (at least in ours) comose seeds. Lobes of the corolla almost always dextrorsely convolute, and the leaves opposite. (Stamens in all ours included.) * Calyx-tube by means of a thickish disk adnate to the back of the ovaries below : corolla appendaged within...
Page 295 - Low herbs, with mainly alternate entire or 3 to 5 parted and laciniate leaves ; the upper passing into bracts of the dense spike and not rarely colored, as also the calyx-lobes : the corolla yellow, or white with purple or rose-color, often much surpassing the calyx. * Corolla with lip rather obscurely saccate, and with conspicuous mostly erect lobes ; the galea broadish, obtuse.
Page 58 - Cowslip set, with thin rugose-veiny leaves. All perennials, chiefly with fibrous roots from a short crown : ours glabrous or nearly so. * Flowers small ; the tube of the salverform corolla not over 2 or 3 lines long and little surpassing the calyx ; lobes obcordate ; throat with more or less of a callous ring or processes. Species passing" into each other, probably reducible to two.
Page 21 - Gray. (BLUEBERRY.) Corolla from cylindraceous to campanulate-oblong or ovoid, 5-toothed : filaments hairy: anthers included, awnless : ovary and berry completely or incompletely 10-celled by a spurious partition or projection from the back of each carpel : berry blue or black with a bloom, juicy, sweet and edible, many-seeded : flowers (white or rose-color) in fascicles or very short racemes, developed with or a little before the leaves from large and separate scaly buds, short-pedicelled : scaly...
Page 187 - In fruit rather strict : nutlets with elongated triangular back naked (2 lines long), merely scabrous ; and the margin armed with a close row of flat subulate prickles, their bases often confluent : scar smaller and narrowly ovate . Limb of corolla varying from 2 to 5 lines in diameter.

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