Icones Plantarum: Or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks, of New Or Rare Plants, Selected from the Author's Herbarium, Volume 5

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1883 - Botany
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Page 10 - From the pods a soapy substance is obtained, used by the Chinese for washing purposes. They are slipped for two days in water, and the liquid resulting is used as soft soap, or it can be dried into hard soap.
Page 49 - ... quote Professor Oliver's description : — " Fruticosum, ramulis glanduloso-tomentellis, foliis lineari-ovalibus utrinque attenuatis obscure crenulatis, margine vernatione plus minus revoluto, supra rugulosis puberulo-hirtellis, subtus tomentellis areolatoreticulatis, capitulis multifloris majusculis pedunculatis in cymis pleiocephalis terminalibus dispositis, bracteis involucri pluriseriatis, exterioribus ovato-ellipticis acutis striatis parce pilosotomentellis, interioribus oblongo- vel lineari-lanceolatis...
Page 10 - G. canadeiisis in the more numerous and much narrower leaflets which are not acuminate, and in the thick but slightly compressed legume, obtuse at each end, though with a short abrupt terminal apiculus.

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