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acute glumes agricultural Grass Agrostis annual and fibrous Anthers apex awned florets awnless florets Babington basal floret base branches rough BROMUS Calyx Calyx consisting Corolla Cubtis Deakin dentate destitute of lateral Ehbhabt England exterior Festuca flat Flowers four or five Gbeville Germany glumes growing hairy hirsute Hookeb and Abnott Host Hudson Hull illustrated was gathered Inflorescence Inflorescence compound panicled Inner palea Ireland Italy J. E. Smith Joints smooth Joseph Sidebotham keels Knapp Koch Kunth lanceolate Lapland lateral ribs leaf Leebs Length from twelve ligule Lindley linear Linnjeus Mabtyn Macbeight Manchester Norway obtuse Oedeb outer palea ovate Pabnell Panicle upright PLATE Portugal pratensis racemed rachis Relhan ripens its seed Root annual Root perennial Schbadeb Schbebeb Scotland shorter Sibthobp simple-panicled Sinclaib slender smooth striated sheaths specimen for illustration specimen gathered specimen illustrated Spike Spikelets Stamens Stem circular Stem upright Stigmas Sweden Switzerland three-ribbed upper one extending upper sheath Willdenow Withebing
Page 32 - ... the eighth of an inch. The grain is cylindrical, blunt at the ends, and curved like the spur of a cock. The outer coat is of a dark purple colour, almost black, irregularly fluted on the surface, which is often irregularly cracked and fissured.
Page viii - ... of from 16 to 17 feet before it begins to bear leaves. The entire height of the Arundinaria, growing at the foot of the great mountain-cluster of Maravaca, is from 30 to 40 feet, with a thickness of scarcely half an inch in diameter. The top is always inclined; and this species of grass is peculiar to the sandstone mountains between the Ventuari, the Paramu (Padamo), and the Mavaca. The Indian name is Curata, and, therefore, from the excellence of these celebrated long blowingtubes, the Majonkongs...
Page 60 - ... numerous, on footstalks. Calyx of two glumes, the exterior one being destitute of lateral ribs, dentate the entire length of its keel, and larger than the inner glume. Floret consisting of one palea, ovate, five-ribbed, hairy at the base, dentate at the summit, and having a lengthy dorsal awn commencing from a little above the base, and extending half its length beyond the apex of the palea. Length from one to two feet.