Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 65

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Bishop's College Press, 1897 - Asia
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Page 1 - Ray, of the Presidency College, Calcutta, on Mercurous Nitrite, that is worthy of note. During a preparation of mercurous nitrate by the action of dilute nitric acid in the cold on mercury, yellow crystals were deposited which, upon examination, proved to be mercurous nitrite.
Page 48 - The behaviour of these reptiles certainly does not appear to afford support to the belief that the butterflies, at any rate, usually considered nauseous, are distasteful to them.
Page 201 - Merus of external maxillipeds more than half the length of the ischium measured along the inner border. Fingers stout, gradually narrowing from base to tip.
Page 52 - ... air, and when heated produces a gentle explosion and yields a sublimate of indigo-blue and a residue of metallic silver. (Berzelius.) Indigo-white is soluble in alcohol. (Liebig, Berzelius.) The solution turns blue on exposure to the air and deposits indigo-blue.
Page 370 - Disk fleshy and filling the calyx-tube, or thin and lining it, entire or lobed, glabrous, rarely tomentose. Ovary sessile, free or immersed in the disk, wholly free from the calyx tube or more or less adherent to it, 3- rarely 2-4-celled ; style short, simple, or 2-4 cleft ; ovules 1 in each cell, erect, anatropous, raphe dorsal.
Page 508 - Drupe fleshy, oblong or subglobose, oblique, seated on a fleshy receptacle formed of the thickened disk and calyx base ; pericarp loaded with acrid resin. Seed peudulous, testa coriaceous, inner coat somewhat fleshy ; embryo thick, cotyledons plano-convex, radicle superior.
Page 348 - Ovary small, immersed in the disc and continuous with it, trigonal or pyramidal, 3-4-celled, contracted into a short style, stigma capitate ; ovules 4 or more in each cell, in 2 series. Capsule coriaceous, 3-4angled, 3-4-celled, loculicidal. Seeds winged, albumen fleshy.
Page 466 - Stament 1-5, rarely 8, inserted just within the disk, or on it, 1 rarely more perfect and much larger than the others, the others with imperfect or smaller anthers, or reduced to teeth. Ovary sessile, 1-celled, oblique ; style lateral ; ovule pendulous, funicle basal, inserted on the side of the cell above its base, rarely horizontal. Drupe large, fleshy ; stone compressed, fibrous. Seed large, compressed, testa papery ; cotyledons plano-convex, often unequal and lobed.
Page 540 - Alcock does not, however, say at what distance the bear could smell the grasshopper. So far as the observation goes, it seems to him to support the belief " that when an insect has been found by experience to be unpleasant to (taste and) smell, it has only to be seen to be avoided ; and that any conspicuous markings that lead to the immediate recognition of such an insect by eyesight and at a distance are likely to be of such benefit to the insect as to bo acted on by Natural Selection.
Page 454 - Disk annular, 4-5-lobed. Stamens 4-5, inserted at the base of the disk ; anthers extrorse or introrse. Carpels 2, rarely 3, cohering slightly ; styles 2, erect, terminal, cohering slightly ; ovules 2 in each carpel, collateral or superposed, horizontal. Ripe-carpels 1 or 2, gibbous, with a subbasal style, dry or drupaceous. Seed reniform, testa coriaceous, dotted ; embryo curved, cotyledons straight or incurved flat rugose or undulate, radicle cylindric. — DISTRIB. About 10 species, natives of...

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