School botany; or, An explanation of the characters and differences of the principal natural classes and orders of plants of Europe

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Page i - SCHOOL BOTANY; Or, an Explanation of the Characters and Differences of the principal Natural Classes and Orders of Plants belonging to the Flora of Europe, in the Botanical Classification of DE CANDOLLE.
Page 67 - Leaves alternate, stipulate, generally compound ; deciduous, or sometimes evergreen ; petiole tumid at the base. Stipules 2 at the base of the petiole, and 2 at the base of each leaflet. Pedicels usually articulated, with 2 bractlets under the flower. The name of...
Page 115 - ... 2-celled ; the cells hard and dry, separate either at the apex or base, where they are furnished with some kind of appendage, and dehiscing by a pore or a cleft.
Page 105 - ... at the base. Stamens from 1 to 5, inserted into the tube of the corolla, and alternate with its lobes. Ovary inferior, with 1 cell, and sometimes 2 other abortive ones ; ovule solitary, pendulous ; style simple ; stigmas from 1 to 3.
Page 89 - Stamens equal in number to the petals, or twice as many, arising from within the border of the calyx, and from without an epigynous disk.
Page 161 - Leaves rhomboid-ovate, acuminate, wedge-shaped, and oblique at . the base, always scabrous above, doubly and irregularly serrated, downy beneath, serratures incurved. Branches wiry, slightly corky; when young, bright brown, pubescent. Fruit oblong, deeply cloven, naked.
Page 81 - Petals inserted in the bottom of the calyx, either distinct or cohering in a monopetalous corolla. Stamens inserted with the petals, either equal to them in number, and alternate with them, or twice as many, those opposite the petals being shortest, and arriving at perfection after the others ; Jilaments distinct, subulate ; anthers of 2 cells, bursting lengthwise.
Page 89 - 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 128 - Pericarp with 2, or 4, or many cells, either a capsule with a double dissepiment parallel with the valves, or a berry with the placentae adhering to the dissepiment. Seeds numerous, sessile ; embryo straight or curved, often out of the centre, lying in a fleshy albumen ; radicle next the hilum.
Page 104 - Corolla monopetalous, rotate or tubular, regular, inserted into the calyx ; the number of its divisions equal to those of the calyx. Stamens equal in number to the lobes of the corolla, and alternate with them.

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