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2-celled acuminate acute at base Adam's Peak adnate anth apex apiculate axillary axils bark Batticaloa Bedd bracts branches branchlets Burm cal.-limb cal.-segm cal.-tube campanulate capsule Ceylon ciliate common compressed connate cor.-tube curved cylindrical cymes dehiscent densely drupe Dry region Endemic endosperm Enum erect fleshy fruit glabrous globose hair hairy herb indehiscent India Jaffna Korale lanceolate lflts linear lobes Malaya Moist low country Moist region Moon Cat narrowly nearly glabrous nearly sessile numerous oblong obtuse ovate ovoid ovules pair pale panicles peduncles perennial petiole pinnae plant pubescent racemes rachis rare rounded at base Roxb seeds segm sessile setaceous short ped shorter shortly stalked shrub silky slightly small tree smooth solitary species specimens spreading stam stems stigma stip stout style subacute Sylv tapering to base terminal thick Thwaites triangular truncate tube twigs umbels usually veins Wight yellow Zeyl
Page 154 - There is no specimen in Herman's Herb., but his drawing is unmistakably this species [Bruguiera gymnorhiza Lam.] and it is the whole foundation for Linnaeus's Rhizophora conjugata, which name has been since always applied to another plant, R. Candelaria DC., to which this bears a strong resemblance in foliage.
Page 75 - Iflts. 5 or 7 (2 or 3 pair and end one), fi ú in., oval or oblong-oval, shortly stalked, obtuse often emarginate, glabrous above, slightly hairy beneath; fl. large, over I in. long, on a drooping, short, jointed axillary ped., with 2 large erect rotundate bracts immediately beneath it ; cal. f in., thin, nearly glabrous, segm. long-triangular, acuminate; standard very large, somewhat reflexed, bifid; pod 4-5 in. by f in. wide, nearly straight, sharply beaked, with a few adpressed hairs; seeds 8-i2,...
Page 124 - T. Thw. Enum. 99. CP 1521. Fl. B. Ind. ii. 293. Roxb. Cor. PI. t. 199 (not good). A large bush or small tree, much branched, bark of young" branches purplish-brown, smooth, stipular thorns always straight, varying in size from \ to 2\ in., gradually tapering from a broad base to a very sharp point, ivory-white, polished .r l.
Page 167 - Moon gives the S. name Sudu-kotala ; ' his locality is Uva. At Malacca I found this abundantly on the sandy seashore, but in Ceylon it is entirely a montane plant. Psidium Guyava, L. The Guava must have very quickly become naturalised here. There are specimens in Hermann's Herbarium, and he -expressly states (Mus. 3) that it was brought by the Portuguese. There is no true Singhalese name, 'PeYa,' the name usually employed, being Portuguese for Pear.
Page 93 - ... ovate-oval, rounded at base, obtusely acuminate, quite glabrous, rather thick, minutely reticulate ; fl. on short ped., arranged in simple axillary racemes often from the old wood and 4-6 in. long ; cal. finely pilose, truncate with obscure segm., stam. monadelphous or diadelphous ; pod rather over i in., as broad as long, nearly circular, shortly apiculate, glabrous, veined ; seed solitary, \ in., kidney-shaped, compressed. Low country near the seacoast, chiefly in the dry region ; common. Fl....
Page 119 - ... with 3 or 4 pairs of leaflets; leaflets obovate-oblong, acute at base, rounded, often emarginate at apex, glabrous, paler beneath, with the lateral veins conspicuous; flowers sessile, very small, with 5 petals and 10 stamens, polygamous (male and bisexual), crowded in long, narrow, pedunculate axillary spikes; pod 60 to 90 cm. long, often curved, sometimes twisted, compressed, hard, indented on both sutures between the seeds, joints (PI.
Page 95 - ... more dense pubescence ; fl. rather large fi in., ped. as long as cal., jointed near the top, rather closely arranged in stout, erect stalked racemes about 6 in. long, bracts acicular, shorter than ped., deciduous; cal. somewhat inflated, densely velvety, segm. very small, tooth-like ; pod long-stalked, 2-6 in., moniliform, the joints separated by narrow necks as long as themselves, sharply pointed, covered with velvety down ; seeds i-8, f in.
Page 241 - ... fl. : — staminodes 5, erect, immediately surrounding ov., small, acute, ov. shortly stalked, globose, smooth, tapering into 3 long styles, stigmas much divided, feathery ; fruit nearly 2 in., on a short stalk, globose, apiculate, smooth, orange, splitting into 3 fleshy valves; seeds on long stalks, nearly ú in., muriculate and pitted, black, each enclosed in large pulpy aril. Moist low country; common. Fl. May-August; greenish-white, tinged with pink.
Page 281 - ... with one pendulous ovule in each cell, styles as many as cells, distinct or connate or o ; fruit small, berry-like, indehiscent, pyrenes several, compressed, embryo minute in copious endosperm.
Page 349 - ... are used as a remedy for diarrhoea, and the former also externally to ulcers, &c. Wood very hard and heavy, but of no size. 35. PAVETTA,* Linn. Large shrubs, stip. often connate, deciduous or persistent, fl. numerous, in terminal or axillary cymes ; cal.-segm. 4, short or long ; cor. with a usually long tube, lobes 4, twisted in bud ; style very long, at least twice as long as cor.-tube, very much exserted, stigma entire ; otherwise as in Ixora. — Sp. 60 ; 10 in Fl. B. Ind. Cymes corymbose,...