Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the Plants Found in the Peninsula of British India, Arranged According to the Natural System, Volume 1

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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 320 - ... either equal in number to the petals, and alternate with them, or, if more numerous, some regular multiple of the petals.
Page 57 - They are, on a close examination, surprisingly perfect leaves, like ferns, only very broad for their length, and commonly more on one side the midrib than the other. They are from an inch to an inch and a half long, and three...
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 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 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 xvii - THE Court of Directors of the East India Company have within the last four years caused to be distributed to various bodies in this country and in Europe, interested in the promotion of science, between 7,000 and 8,000 species of plants collected by celebrated naturalists in the Company's service, during a series of years, in India. The objects being attained for which the originals of these specimens have been placed with Dr. Wallich in Frith Street, the Court of Directors feel that this Collection...
Page xvi - ... museum, to the collection brought home by Dr. Wallich, principally with a view to the distribution of their duplicates. They will be indicated in the manner noticed below. 1. An Herbarium, collected chiefly in the Circars, by the late Dr. Patrick Russel : contains no duplicates. — Herb.
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...

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