Botany of the Northern and Middle States: Or, A Description of the Plants Found in the United States, North of Virginia, Arranged According to the Natural System. With a Synopsis of the Genera According to the LinnŠan System--a Sketch of the Rudiments of Botany, and a Glossary of Terms
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Botany of the Northern and Middle States, Or, a Description of the Plants ...
Lewis C. 1798-1853 Beck
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1-celled 1-flowered 1-seeded 12—18 inches high 2-valved 2—3 feet high 3-lobed 5-cleft 5-parted acuminate acute albumen anthers axillary base beneath Berries bifid bracts branches calyx Cand Capsule carpels compressed cordate corol corymbs culm Digynia dioecious Drupe Fertile Fl filiform fleshy florets Flowers large Flowers small Flowers white foot high frond fruit Geor globose glume hairy If.—Stem imbricate inches long involucre June lanceolate leafets leafy leaves lanceolate leaves opposite legume linear linear-lanceolate Linn lobes many-seeded margin Monoecious Monogynia mucronate Muhl N. Y. to Car naked nearly Nutt oblong obovate obtuse Ovary panicle pedicels peduncles Penn Pentandria Perianth petals petioles pinnate plant pubescent purple Pursh racemes radical radicle scabrous scales scape Seeds segments sepals Sept serrate sessile short shorter shrub simple slender smooth solitary spikelets spikes Stamens stem erect Sterile Fl stigma stipules style subulate Swamps terete terminal ternate toothed Torr Triandria U.—Stem umbels unequal upper valves villous Willd woods yellow
Page 35 - Fruit capsular, usually 3- or 5valved, occasionally 10-valved, either 1 -celled with parietal placentae in the axis of the valves, or imperfectly 5- or 10-celled with dissepiments proceeding from the middle of the valves, and touching each other in the centre. Seeds indefinite in number. Embryo inverted, either spiral or curved in the midst of mealy albumen. Radicle remote from the hilum.
Page 17 - Petals hypogynous, either equal to the sepals in number and opposite to them, or twice as many, generally with an appendage at the base in the inside.
Page 165 - Fruit a small, indehiscent, dry pericarpium, crowned with the limb of the calyx. Seed solitary, erect ; embryo with a taper, inferior radicle ; albumen none.
Page 37 - Capsules of 3-valves, bearing the placentae in their axis. Seeds often with a tumour at their base. Embryo straight, erect, in the axis of fleshy albumen.
Page 120 - Calyx superior, deciduous, tubular, with a 2-parted limb. Petals 2, alternate with the lobes of the calyx. Stamens 2, alternate with the petals, inserted into the calyx. Disk large, cup-shaped, filling up the whole of the tube of the calyx, and projecting beyond it. Ovarium 2-celled, with an erect ovulum in each cell ; style simple, arising out of the disk ; stigma emarginate.
Page 47 - Calyx tubular, 5-toothed, with 2 — 4 opposite imbricate scales at base. Petals 5, with long claws. Stamens 10. Styles 2. Capsule 1-celled.
Page xxvi - The leafets or divisions of a pinnate leaf. Pinnate. A leaf is pinnate when the leafets are arranged in two rows on the side of a common petiole; as in the Ash, Elder, and Rose.
Page xxiii - Epidermis. See Cuticle. Eroded. Appearing as if gnawed at the edge. Esculent. Eatable. Evergreen. Remaining fresh through the winter. Not deciduous. Exserted. Projecting or extending out of the flower or sheath ; us the stamens and style of the Fuschia coccinea.