Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the Plants Found in the Peninsula of British India, Arranged According to the Natural System

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Parbury, Allen & Company, 1834 - Botany - 480 pages
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Page 167 - The stamens are equal in number to the petals, and alternate with them, or twice as many, or more ; distinct when there is a fleshy disk, cohering at the base when the disk is wanting.
Page 310 - Petals inserted on the calyx, alternate with the lobes, and equal to them in number. Stamens inserted with the petals, twice or several times as many : filaments distinct : anthers erect, straight, or incurved.
Page xvi - Roxburgh : no duplicates. — Herb. Roxb. 5. An Herbarium, collected by the late Mr. George Finlayson, surgeon and naturalist to the mission which was sent to Siam and Cochin-China by the Bengal Government in 1821 : contains some duplicates. — Herb. Finl. 6. A most extensive Herbarium, collected in various parts of the Peninsula of India by Mr. Assistant-Surgeon Richard Wight, lately in charge of the Botanical establishment at Madras : contains a great number of duplicates.
Page 320 - ... either equal in number to the petals, and alternate with them, or, if more numerous, some regular multiple of the petals.
Page 361 - Sepals definite, usually 5, but varying from 4 to 8, more or less combined at the base, either cohering with the ovary, or distinct from it, equal or unequal, with a quincuncial or valvate (estivation.
Page 146 - Receptacle usually broader than the ovary, marked round with 8 nectariferous pores, bearing the petals and stamens at the base. Carpels 4, partly combined by means of the central axis into one 4-lobed ovary : ovules 6-12 (or rarely 2 collateral), in each cell. Styles 4, distinct at the base, where they spring from the inner angle of the carpels above the common axis, united upwards into a single pistil, which is attenuated towards the apex. Stigma 4-furrowed not thicker than the style. Capsules 4,...
Page 119 - Torus expanding upwards into a short membranaceous tube, sheathing the base of the style, torn and 5-toothed at the apex. Ovary half immersed in the bottom of the calyx : ovules 2 in each cell, closely collateral, pendulous.
Page 19 - Seeds attached in a single row by a funiculus to each side of the placentae, generally pendulous. Albumen none. Embryo with the radicle folded upon the cotyledons.
Page 198 - Vexillum roundish, emarginate : keel furnished with a subulate spur on both sides, at length often bending back elastically. Stamens diadelphous (9 and 1). Style filiform, glabrous. Legume continuous, 1 or more-seeded, 2-valved. Seeds usually truncated, separated by cellular spurious partitions. — Herbaceous or shrubby. Stipules small, free from the petiole. Peduncles axillary. Flowers racemose, purple, blue, or white ; many of the upper ones of each raceme frequently becoming abortive. Leaves...
Page 443 - Corolla monopetalous, tubular, inserted into the top of the ovary, with from 3 to 6 lobes, either regular or irregular, sometimes calcarate at the base. Stamens from 1 to 5, inserted into the tube of the corolla, and alternate with its lobes.

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