Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum

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author and sold, 1842 - Botany - 1196 pages
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Page i - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TREES AND SHRUBS; being the "Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum" abridged: containing the Hardy Trees and Shrubs of Great Britain, Native and Foreign, Scientifically and Popularly Described : with their Propagation, Culture, and Uses in the Arts ; and with Engravings of nearly all the Species. Adapted for the use of Nurserymen, Gardeners, and Foresters.
Page 822 - Root creeping, and producing numerous suckers. Branches very white, and densely downy when young. Leaves angular, and generally with three principal lobes, variously and unequally toothed, blunt-pointed, veiny; dark green and smooth above, and covered with a thick remarkably white down beneath.
Page 727 - When fully seasoned, the wood is highly esteemed for the carriages of cannon, and for the gunwales and blocks of ships. The red elm is less multiplied than the white, and the two species are rarely found together, as the red elm requires a substantial soil, free from moisture, and even delights in elevated and open situations.
Page 64 - Mill.) A large deciduous tree. Europe, and Britain in some aboriginal woods. Height 60 ft. to 90 ft. Flowers yellowish white ; August and September. Fruit yellow; ripe in October. Decaying leaves yellow, or yellowish brown. Naked voung wood reddish, or yellowish brown.
Page 416 - Indians for making arrows and pipe stems; and it is thence termed by the Canadian voyagers bois de fleche. Its berries, which are about the size of a pea, are the finest fruit in the country; and are used by the Cree Indians both in a fresh and in a dried state. They " make excellent puddings, very little inferior to plum-pudding.
Page 235 - I had no means of sowing it until the year 1823. I then began sowing it, but upon a very small scale. I sold the plants; and, since that time, I have sold altogether more than a million of them.
Page 780 - Stem erect. Branches spreading, downy. Leaves broadly elliptical, nearly orbicular, slightly toothed, glaucous and downy, with rectangular veins beneath. Style as long as the linear notched stigmas. (Smith Eng.
Page 650 - The young shoots to which the leaves are attached are distinguished by four opposite membranes , 3 or 4 lines broad and of a greenish colour, 'extending through their whole length : this character disappears the third or fourth year, leaving only the traces of its existence. The seeds are flat from one extremity to the other , and a little narrowed towards the base. The wood of the Blue Ash possesses the characteristic properties of the genus , and of all the species of the Western States it is the...
Page 334 - ... Leaflets, 5 — 7, coriaceous, rigid, ovate or lanceolate, deflexed. Flower bud ovate-globose; Sepals spreading during the time of the flowering. Fruit, subglobose, very coriaceous. Calyx and peduncle more or less hispid with glanded hairs, somewhat viscose. A species allied to R.
Page 769 - No. 82. ; and our fig. 82. in p. 806. — Leaves elliptic-oblong, convex, somewhat toothed, with a curved point ; glaucous, silky, and veiny beneath. Stipules minute. Stems prostrate, with elongated straight branches. Ovary stalked, ovate, silky. Styles shorter than the stigmas. Jt S./. 4 fa:

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