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2-celled Adans aestivation Affinities Agardh Ainslie albumen alliance anthers apex astringent Aubl axillary axis bark Bartl base Benth Blume botanists bracts calyx Candolle capsular capsule carpels Cass cells character corolla cotyledons dehiscence Desv Dicotyledons disk distinct embryo embryo straight erect Essential Character.—Calyx Essential Character.—Flowers Essential Character.—Sepals filaments fleshy albumen Flowers Forst fruit Gaertn GENERA genus Geography habit herbaceous hilum hypogynous imbricated indehiscent India inferior inflorescence Jacq Juss Kunth latter Leaves alternate Less Lindl lobes Lour Mart Martius membranous Moench Monocotyledons monopetalous Natives Neck Nees North America Nutt opposite Ovary Ovary superior ovules parietal pendulous perianth pericarp perigynous petals placentae plants Presl Properties radicle remarkable root Roxb Salisb Schreb seeds sepals sessile shrubs simple solitary sometimes species Spreng stamens stem stigma stipules structure style succulent Synops thecae Thunb Tourn Tribe tropics tube unisexual usually valvate valves Willd
Page 318 - Brewster detected a beautiful arrangement of the silicious particles, which are distributed in two lines parallel to the axis of the stem, and extending over the whole surface. The greater number of the particles form simple straight lines, but the rest are grouped into oval forms, connected together like the jewels of a necklace, by a chain of particles forming a sort of curvilinear quadrangle ; these rows of oval combinations being arranged in pairs.
Page 176 - One of the leaves slightly touched the first three fingers of my left hand : at the time I only perceived a slight pricking, to which I paid no attention. This was at seven in the morning. The pain continued to increase ; in an hour it had become intolerable : it seemed as if some one was rubbing my fingers with a hot iron. Nevertheless, there was no remarkable appearance ; neither swelling, nor pustule, nor inflammation. The pain rapidly spread along the arm, as far as the armpit.
Page 420 - In their most complete state they consist of two surfaces, one of which is even and imperforate, like the cortical layer...
Page 176 - Leschenault) slightly touched the first three fingers of my left hand: at the time I only perceived a slight pricking, to which I paid no attention. This was at seven in the morning. The pain continued to increase ; in an hour it had become intolerable : it seemed as if some one was rubbing my fingers with a hot iron. Nevertheless there was no remarkable appearance ; neither swelling, nor pustule, nor inflammation. The pain rapidly spread along the arm as far as the armpit. I was then seized with...
Page 423 - Small deep-coloured specimens, thickly covered with warts, are also said to be more powerful than those of a larger size and paler colour. The usual mode of taking the Fungus is, to roll it up like a bolus, and swallow it without chewing,' which, the Kamchatkadales say, would disorder the stomach.
Page 364 - The same excellent botanist adds, that it is said to impart an Indelible stain to linen. P. Browne states that its stalk is employed to bring sugar to a good grain when it is too viscid, and cannot be made to granulate properly by the application of lime alone ; Arum ovatum is used for the same purpose.
Page 423 - It is therefore not uncommon for confirmed drunkards to preserve their urine as a precious liquor against a scarcity of the Fungus.
Page 315 - ... plantations in cultivated countries, and of forests where nature remains in temperate countries in a savage state. Their timber, in commerce, is known under the names of Deal, Fir, Pine, and Cedar, and is principally the wood of the Spruce, the Larch, the Scotch Fir, the Weymouth Pine, and...
Page 375 - The grains which extend farthest to the north in Europe are barley and oats. These, which in the milder climates are not used for bread, afford to the inhabitants of the northern parts of Norway and Sweden, of a part of Siberia and Scotland, their chief vegetable nourishment.
Page 149 - Calyx 5-parted, toothed, or cleft, inferior, with the odd segment anterior ; the segments often unequal, and variously combined. Petals 5, or by abortion 4, 3, 2, 1, or none, inserted into the base of the calyx, either papilionaceous or regularly spreading ; the odd petal posterior.