The Bombay flora: or, Short descriptions of all the indigenous plants hitherto discovered in or near the Bombay presidency : together with a supplement of introduced and naturalised species

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Education Society's Press, 1861 - Science - 444 pages

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Page 302 - Panjáb and Sind, and was gathered by the Phoenician followers of the army in Lus, who called it spikenard. It is common about Kurrachee, and is used as a scent by the natives.
Page 243 - Trunk crooked, thick, bark of a rustygrecnish colour, rough ; leaves alternate, petiolcd, oblong or broad lanceolate, tapering equally to each end, entire, very slightly 3-nerved, smooth on both sides ; racemes compound or panicled, issuing immediately from the trunk or large branches ; fruit pedicelled, nearly as large as the common fig, clothed with soft down, purple when ripe. For a full botanical account of the Genus, the reader is referred to Dr. G King's
Page 235 - A tree. Leaves numerous, very small, giving it the appearance of an acacia. Fruit about the size of a large cherry ; yellowish. The wood is hard and durable particularly under water ; the bark is strongly astringent and is employed ia the cure of diarrhoea. The fruit is made into pickles.
Page 48 - Small tree : leaves opposite, elliptical or ovate, crenate-serrated, young ones glaucous : cymes lax, dichotomous...
Page 97 - ... calyx 4-cleft to the middle, lobes acute, accessory teeth very small ; flowers very minute, aggregated in the axils of the leaves, almost sessile ; tube of the calyx at first narrow and tightened round the ovary, in fruit cup-shaped ; petals wanting ; capsule longer than the calyx, 1 -celled ; flowers red.
Page 102 - Climbing ; stems more or less hairy ; leaves palmately 5-lobed, sinuate, toothed, when young more or less villous on the under side, particularly on the nerves ; peduncles slender, with a reniform bracteole, male ones with the bracteole about the middle, female with it near the base...
Page 59 - ... at the base, slightly decreasing in size towards the apex of the leaf; stipules subulate, erect or incurved. Racemes shorter than the leaves, sessile, many-flowered. Flowers small, approximated at the base of the raceme, more distant and deciduous towards the apex. Calyx-segments broad, acute. Legumes approximated towards the base of the rachis, nearly cylindrical, slightly torulose, deflexed and more or less curved upwards : sutures thickened. Seeds about 10, cylindrical, truncated at both ends.
Page 84 - ... seeds do not appear to have been tested in European practice; among the natives they have the reputation of being emetic, and a paste prepared from them is applied to glandular swellings. Dalzell and Gibson (Bombay Flora, Part I., p. 84), say: — '' An infusion of the spongy fibres of the trunk is used with advantage for various affections of the skin in the Philippines, where it is called 'Gogo' (Adams) j the seeds are eaten roasted in Soonda.
Page 100 - ... covered on both sides with short bristly hairs ; lobes rounded, the lateral ones the broadest and slightly 2-lobed, all remotely and slightly toothed: male flowers shortly racemose at the apex of a long thickish peduncle ; calyx campanulate : females shortish-peduucled...
Page 93 - Arborescent : leaves oval or oblong, more or less acuminated or obtuse, feather-nerved, coriaceous : cymes panicled, lax, usually lateral on the former year's branches, occasionally axillary or terminal : calyx shortly turbinate, truncated : berry oliveshaped, often oblique : flowers small, white.

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