Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany, Volume 7

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Sir William Jackson Hooker
Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1855 - Botany
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Page 227 - enable a beginner, who is a mere English reader, to discover the name of any plant which he may find in flower, refer it to its proper place, both in the Natural and Artificial
Page 227 - particular respecting all the Plants indigenous to, cultivated in, or introduced into Britain. New Edition, corrected to the present time. Edited by Mrs. LOUDON
Page 257 - cuya, the size of a very small teacup, twice filled. In two minutes after drinking it its effects begin to be apparent: the Indian turns deadly pale, trembles in every limb, and horror is in his aspect; suddenly contrary symptoms succeed: he bursts into a perspiration, and seems
Page 290 - bracts, the upper of which have pink edges; the large, bright glossy, shining green radical leaves, with red petioles and nerves, forming a broad base to the whole. On turning up the bracts, the beautiful membranous fragile pink stipules are seen, like red silver-paper, and within these again
Page 191 - or in short any lifeless object whatever, it is passed between a copper plate and a lead plate, through two rollers that are closely screwed together. The original, by means of the pressure, leaves its image impressed with all its peculiar delicacies —with its whole surface, as it
Page 108 - this is what comes to us under the name of Ladanum, or Labdanum. A man who is diligent will gather 3 Ibs. per day, or more, which sells for a crown on the spot. The work is rather unpleasant than laborious, because it must be done in the sultry
Page 108 - the plants with their whips, the straps whereof, by rubbing against the leaves, lick off a sort of odoriferous glue sticking to the foliage. This is part of the nutritious juice of the plant, which exudes
Page 377 - GEYER'S Collection of Plants gathered in the UPPER MISSOURI, the OREGON TERRITORY, and the intervening portion of the Rocky Mountains ; by SIR WJ
Page 191 - patented a process, invented by himself, in conjunction with Mr. Andrew "Worring, overseer of the same establishment, "for creating, by means of the original itself, in a swift and simple manner, plates for printing copies of plants,
Page 116 - companions in some woody district, or rising in solitary grandeur in some open plain. Even the untutored children of Africa are so struck with the majesty of its appearance, that they designate it the God-tree, and account it sacrilege to injure it with the axe. The

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