Plantae Utowanae, Volume 1

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ill., map, 1900 - Botany - 110 pages
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Page 89 - Porto Rico. West beach of Mona Island. Not noted at San Domingo, the coast about there being rocky and steep-to. The Creek, Cayman Brae (1177), where it grows from the crevices of the coral, and is known as "Sea Lavender." Spot and Bodden Bay shores Grand Cayman, also along shores north of Georgetown. Sandy beach at Pedernales Point, Isle of Pines (1429), where it forms dense masses. Shores at Cape Corientes, Cuba. Plentiful along the beach on the east shores of Cozumel. North shore of Yucatan at...
Page 102 - Jacq. PI. Carib. 28. Plentiful on maritime rocks in the zone of spray where it grows from the driest crevices, Pedernales Point, Isle of Pines. The Creek, Cayman Brae (1069). Exceeding plentiful as the only vegetation on the coral shore line of the east coast of Cozumel (1588) where it forms in tangled masses of large extent. Myrstiphyllum horizontalis (Sw.). Comb. nov. (Psychotria horizontalis Sw. Prod. Veg. Ind. Occ. 44.) Center of the Island Cozumel (15561?), where it is called by the Mayas -'Xaxkanan.
Page 97 - ... Indigenous at Guanica, Porto Rico (712). DATURA STRAMONIUM Linn. loc. cit. Indigenous in dry fields south of Charlotte Amalia, St. Thomas (491, 505), where it is locally known as "Fire-weed." CESTRUM DIURNUM Linn. Sp. PI. 191. In coco groves and upon the tableland at " The Creek," Cayman Brae (i 192), and in open woods center of the island of Cozumel (1539). NICOTIANA TABACUM Linn. Sp. PI. 180. Apparently indigenous in scrubland at Pedernales Point, Isle of Pines (1435). SCROPHULARIACE^E. VERBASCUM...
Page 109 - ... thin, not paler beneath, 2.2 to 3.3 cm. long, 1.4 to 1.8 cm. broad; glands intra-marginal, the lateral lunate, subtending the bays, the terminal one linear, coincident with the apex of the midnerve, other glands upon the surface of the leaf wholly wanting; petioles slender, 5 mm. long; peduncles 1.3 to 1.8 cm. long, slender, scarcely thickened upward; involucral bracts oblong-linear, 1.2 cm. long, scarious-margined, usually browned at the tip; glands dark, linear; usually biseriate, heads usually...
Page 54 - Domingo (779); margins of cultivated fields Bodden Bay road, Grand Cayman (1342), and grassy knolls, Merida, Yucatan. Tribulus Alacranensis sp. nov. Plate xlviii & Ixi. Perennial runner. Rootstock long and ligneous, stems many, ligneous, thick (4-7 mm.) 20-24 striate, .5-2.5 meters long; branches nude, ligneous, .5 to i meter long, many jointed, joints all about 1.5 cm. long, nodes rough with the withered persistent bracts and stipules of deciduous leaf stems, branchlets infrequent along the branches,...
Page 107 - ... (387, 475); Guanica, Porto Rico (685); San Domingo city (778); Santiago de Cuba (1047), and San Miguel, Cozumel (1572). PLUCHEA CAMPHORATA (Linn.) de C. Prodr. 5:452. Erigeron camphoratum Linn. Conyza camphorata Ell. Opens at Pedernales Point, Isle of Pines (1440). Near the Caleta, Cozumel (1532); = E. petiolata Cass, the same form also from the borders of the lagoons south of Progreso (1714). PLUCHEA ODORATA (L.) Cass. Diet. Sci. Nat. 13:3. Conyza odorata Linn. A conspicuous shrubby species,...
Page 25 - ... 3-nerved, obtuse one-third to nearly one-half as long as the second, clasping at the base, the second glume obtuse, two-thirds as long as the spikelet, 5-nerved, the third glume oblong-obtuse, 5-nerved, equaling or slightly exceeding the fourth glume and furnished with a hyaline palea about one-half its own length; fourth glume smooth and slightly beaked or curved at the acute apex. No. 702, from a dry hillside near Guanica, Porto Rico, Jan. 22, 1899. Type in Field Col. Mus. Herb. No. 60702.
Page 19 - Fil. 236, 3nd apparently uniting it with the species. I quite agree with Shimek (Ferns Nic. 191) that with a full series of forms no specific differences exist between G. calomelanos and G. tartarea Desv. , and the above localities for Dr. Millspaugh's specimens seem to bear out Prof. Shimek's remark: " The difference in texture seems to be due to surroundings. Both forms are more coriaceous when growing in barren, exposed places. CHEILANTHES MICROPHYLLA (Swtz.) Syn. Fil. 127. Adiantum Swtz. Prod....
Page 109 - Laurentia Rich. Fine full masses 'of this species were found in the sand of the roadside at Spot Bay, Grand Cayman (1279), but not seen elsewhere on the island. It is called "Flat-weed," and is used in infusion as a stomachic tonic.
Page 105 - Hemsl. Biol. Centr. Am. Bot. 2:95. Moist soil near the Caleta, Cozumel (1510), where it is called "Xtokabal," which may be freely translated "Bleeding Cherry," though the application is not so evident as that of Maya plant names in general. The plant here grows as a tree with a trunk 5 to 10 cm. in diameter, and a height of 3-8 meters. A decoction of the bark, leaves and flowers is used as a domestic remedy for gonorrhoea. EUPATORIUM IV.SFOLIUM (Linn.) Syst.