A Hand-book to the Flora of Ceylon: Connaraceś

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Dulau & Company, 1894 - Botany
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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 £ 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 £ 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,...

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