Dendrologia Britannica: Or, Trees and Shrubs that Will Live in the Open Air of Britain Throughout the Year. A Work Useful to Proprietors and Possessors of Estates, in Selecting Subjects for Planting Woods, Parks and Shrubberies; and Also to All Persons who Cultivate Trees and Shrubs, Volume 1

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author and sold, 1825 - Trees

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Page vi - Traité des arbres et arbustes que l'on cultive en France en pleine terre...
Page xiii - I hope I shall not be considered vain in adding my own endeavours to furnish the institution with many indigenous plants, which I collected at considerable expense and labour, by traversing the whole East Riding of Yorkshire, in my gig, with proper apparatus for cutting up roots, collecting seeds, &c. of the rarer sorts, whose habitats had been rendered familiar to me from numerous, previous herborisations.
Page xxiv - ... the lily, the hyacinth, and poppy. At other times, there are several pistils in the same flower ; as in the rose and ranunculus. The pistil, or pistils, when there are more than one, are often attached to a particular prolongation of the receptacle, to which the name of gynophorum is given, and which does not essentially belong to the pistil, but remains at the bottom of the flower when the pistil is detached. When there are several pistils in a flower, it is not unusual to see the gynophorum...
Page xxxii - In these two cases the placenta occupies the base or apex of the cell.) — — Ascendent — if the placenta is axile or parietal, and the seed directs its true apex (point diametrically opposite to its point of fixation) towards the upper part of the cell, it is said to be ascendent. - Suspended — if its apex looks to the base of the cell, it is said to be suspended.

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