edward's botanical register

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1840
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Page 59 - ... nearly oval. It is a native of the Himalayas ; Dr. Wallich's collectors found it in Kemaon and Sirmore ; and Dr. Royle also mentions it as inhabiting those countries. The specimen now figured was produced in the garden of the Horticultural Society, where it had been raised from seeds communicated by the Honourable Court of Directors of the East India Company. It is a fine tall shrub, growing freely along with similar plants, and flowering abundantly from July to September.
Page 8 - Calcutta, in 1838, and added to Sir Charles Lemon's collection at Carclew, where it flowered...
Page 50 - The sepals are straw-coloured, faintly and sparingly marked with clusters of little vinous dots, the petals appear transparent white, with large spots of intense crimson, the lip is also a clear ivory white, except a slight discoloration at the base.
Page 3 - The following are the discoveries referred to : viz., the organization of the vegetable ovule, immediately before fecundation, (published in 1826); and the direct action of the pollen, manifested by the contact established between it and that point of the ovulum where the embryo subsequently first becomes visible, and published in papers, in the years 1832 and 1833, and communicated to the Linnean Society.
Page 41 - Botanical Register' as being a most remarkable plant ; the full-grown leaves being six inches long, including the footstalk, and three inches and a half aero.-s at the widest part, which is near the base.
Page 35 - This species, very unlike any yet known, was imported from Mexico by T. Harris, Esq. of the Grove, Kingsbury ; and three bulbs of it, sent through his liberality to Spofforth, flowered there with their first shoot in the stove at the beginning of April. The seeds of this genus are apt to burst the capsule, and become fully exposed to view in their progress to maturity ; but in this species the singular phenomenon has appeared of one of the ovules, which are erect and fill the cell of the germen,...
Page 77 - Catasetum tridentatum, var. floribundum, but its flowers are quite different. The sepals and petals are of a dull reddish brown, without spots ; the column is of the same colour, which may perhaps be best compared to that of old spoiled port wine. The lip is green, flat, with a yellow tubercle near the base above the hollow, and a stain of the same colour near the apex. It was imported by Messrs. Loddiges from La Guayra, (no. 553).

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