Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, Volume 4

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1893 - Botany - 363 pages
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Page 22 - They therefore stand as the most complete summation that can be attained of the natural lighl, heat, moisture, food, air and mechanique of any area; in other words, a sure index of the natural agricultural capacity of the soil upon which they grow. From a utilitarian point of view, too much stress can scarcely be laid upon this fact. It has been the practice of agriculturists to gauge the capacity of soils, in regions new to the plow, by observations on rainfall, temperature, cloudiness, chemical...
Page 226 - It first came under my notice in August 1825, while at the headwaters of the Multnomah River. In October 1826 it was my good fortune to meet with it beyond a range of mountains running in a south-western direction from the Rocky Mountains towards the sea, and terminating at Cape Orford of Vancouver.
Page 298 - Michaux, and containing all the forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, down to the shores of the Pacific, and into the confines of California, as well as in various parts of the United States.
Page 74 - Type specimen in the United States National Herbarium, No. 1G53, Death Valley Expedition; collected August 20. 1891, at timber-line on a divide northwest of Whitney Meadows, Sierra Nevada, Tulare County, California, by Frederick V. Coville. The plant is of especial interest because it is evidently a local alpine species derived not from the circumpolar Arenaria biflora, and A. arctica, but from some local species of a lower zone, similar to A.fendleri. Its sepals distinguish it at once from the circumpolar...
Page 103 - ... Sonoran. Specimens examined: Santa Catalina Island, Miss Merritt, April, 1894; Brandegee, May 12, 1894. 4. RIBES CEREUM Dougl. Trans. Hort. Soc. 7: 512. 1830. Cerophyllum Douglasii Spach, Hist. Veg. 6: 153. 1838. Ribes balsamiferum Kell. Proc. Calif. Acad. 2: 94. 1861. Type locality: "On the dry exposed granite rocks or schist, throughout the chain of the river Columbia from Great Falls, 45 46' 17
Page 294 - Novi-Mexicanae : an Account of a Collection of Plants made chiefly in the Vicinity of Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Augustus Fendler; with Descriptions of the New Species, Critical Remarks, and Characters of other undescribed or little known Plants from surrounding Regions...
Page 155 - G ; inflorescence a narrow spicate panicle 80 to 40 cm. long, interrupted below, its branches reaching 5 cm. in length, mostly shorter, erect; pedicels 2 to 20 mm. long, erect; sepals 4, linear-subulate, 6 to 8 mm. long, often spinulose-denticulate toward the base ; petals 4, white, oblongobovate, acuminate, 9 to 11 mm. long, slightly gibbous at the base; gland on the face of the petal none, but represented by a tube of the same texture, and half as long, as the corolla, inserted over the gibbosity...
Page 158 - Gilia setosissima punctata var. nov. Flowers and fruit larger than in the type form ; corolla with tube about 10 mm. long, its lobes 7 to 10 mm. long, white, with purple dots sometimes arranged in longitudinal lines, and a pair of golden spots at about the middle; capsule 6 to 9 mm. long, often with 10 seeds in each of the 3 cells. The plant differs from the type form in the characters above mentioned. In G. setosissima the corolla tube has about the same length, but the lobes are much smaller (3...
Page 228 - Stanislaus and San Antonio Rivers, in lat. 38 N., long. 120 10 W., at an elevation of 5,000 feet from the level of the sea. From...
Page 302 - Torrey (John) and Gray (Asa). A Flora of North America. Containing Abridged Descriptions of all known Indigenous and Naturalized Plants growing North of Mexico.

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