An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions: Amaranthaceae to loganiaceae

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Page 580 - EVENING-PRIMROSE FAMILY. Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, with alternate or opposite leaves, no stipules or mere glands in their places, and axillary spicate or racemose generally perfect regular or sometimes irregular flowers. Calyx-tube adnate to the ovary, often prolonged beyond it, the limb 2-6-lobed (usually 4-lobed). Petals 2-9 (usually 4), convolute in the bud, rarely none. Stamens
Page 507 - style entire or lobed; ovules anatropous. Fruit 1-10-celled, drupaceous or baccate. Embryo straight, rarely curved; cotylendons ovate or orbicular; endosperm fleshy, rarely wanting. About 35 genera and 275 species, widely distributed in warm and tropical regions, a few in the temperate
Page 671 - 2-celled, attached to the filaments by the back or base, the sacs often prolonged upwardly into tubes, dehiscent by terminal pores or chinks, or longitudinally, often awned. Disk crenate, lobed, or none. Ovary 2-5-celled; style elongated or short; stigma peltate or capitate; ovules usually numerous, anatropous. Fruit a capsule, berry or drupe. Seeds
Page 580 - Stamens usually as many or twice as many as the petals, inserted with them on the summit of the calyx-tube, or on the epigynous or perigynous disk. Ovary 1-6-celled (usually 4-celled) ; styles united; stigma capitate, discoid or 4-lobed;
Page 612 - Calyxtube adnate to the ovary, its limb truncate or toothed. Petals usually 5, valvate or slightly imbricate, sometimes cohering together, inserted on the margin of the calyx. Stamens as many as the petals and alternate with them (rarely
Page 586 - or racemose flowers. Calyx-tube linear, produced beyond the ovary, the limb 4-parted, deciduous. Petals 4, mostly obovate or obcordate. Stamens 8; anthers oblong or linear, short. Ovary 4-celled; united styles slender or filiform; stigma club-shaped or 4-lobed;
Page 327 - to ovate or oval, abruptly acute or acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, glabrous or somewhat pubescent on the lower surface, sharply or doubly
Page 520 - Erect, 4-7 high, forming numerous cane-like stems from a perennial root. Leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3'-7' long, cordate or obtuse at the base, acute or acuminate at the apex, the lower or sometimes all lobed at the middle, palmately veined, dentate or crenate. densely white stellate-pubescent beneath, green and glabrous or slightly stellate above; petioles
Page 143 - one of the outer pairs spurred at the base, the interior ones narrow, keeled on the back. Stamens 6, in 2 sets, opposite the outer petals. Placentae 2; style
Page 490 - deeply 5-lobed, the lobes rather narrow, acuminate, coarsely and irregularly dentate, truncate or slightly cordate at the base, green above, silvery white and more or less pubescent beneath, especially when young; flowers greenish to red, in nearly sessile lateral corymbs much preceding the leaves; calyx obscurely lobed; petals none; fruiting pedicels

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