Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most Ornamental Foreign Plants, Cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-house, and the Stove, are Accurately Represented in Their Natural Colours ..., Volumes 19-20

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1804 - Botany
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Page 738 - D'embellir la beautÚ vous obtenez la gloire ; Le laurier vous permet de parer la victoire : Plus d'un hameau vous donne en prix Ó la pudeur : L'autel mŕme o¨ de Dieu repose la grandeur, Se parfume au printemps de vos douces offrandes ; Et la religion sourit Ó vos guirlandes.
Page 772 - This very curious and pretty plant, which, as far as we can trace, has hitherto been undescribed, is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, from whence it was brought to this country by Mr.
Page 783 - ... remplissant ses vaisseaux" (1. cp 614). E. Darwin (10) meinte, die Dionaea umgebe sich mit Insectenfallen , um Zerst÷rungen ihrer BlŘthen zu verhindern. Ungefńhr zu Anfang unseres Jahrhunderts entdeckte der Pflanzenzeichner Sydenham Edwards, dass „the small spines, mentioned and figured by Ellis, are the only irritable points, and that any other part of the leaf may be touched with impunity
Page 760 - Our drawing was taken in June 1803, -at Mr. ERASER'S, of Sloane-Square, who has the credit of introducing this ornamental plant among us from France.
Page 778 - ... as a lid to prevent the exhalation of the water. In great droughts birds and other animals repair to these plants.' There would be more probability in this hypothesis if these plants were found growing in dry places, but they will not live except in wet situations, where the roots can readily find water without the aid of these supposed reservoirs.
Page 778 - the hollow parts of the leaves have always water standing in them, and the top or ear is supposed, in hot dry weather, to shrink, and fall over the mouth of the tube, and serve as a lid to prevent the exhalation of the water. In great droughts birds and other animals repair to these plants.
Page 756 - A native of the Cape of Good Hope. An old inhabitant of our gardens. Requires the fame treatment as the reft of the genus.
Page 721 - The Snake-Gourd is a native of China, where its fruit is eaten. Was introduced into Europe about the year 1720, and...
Page 732 - Portugal in 1712, but where native is yet doubtful ; the channel through which the plant has been received makes it more than probable that it is a Brazil vegetable.
Page 760 - Furreund the outer circle of the floret╗ of the difc, but being fomewhat fhorter than thefe are not feen in the figure. The tube of the floret is very long and contracted below, giving it the appearance of being raifed upon a pedicle.

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