Outlines of Botany Volume 1; Including a General History of the Vegetable Kingdom, in Which Plants Are Arranged According to the System of Natural Aff

Outlines of Botany Volume 1; Including a General History of the Vegetable Kingdom, in Which Plants Are Arranged According to the System of Natural Aff (Paperback)

By Gilbert Thomas Burnett 
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151124397
EAN: 9781151124395
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 468
Publish Date: 2012-5-17
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 Excerpt: ...with a 4-5 lobed calyx, tetra-or penta-petalous corolla, thick, irregular plaited cotyledons, and hilose radicle. (3163.) Alahoidx. Alanghim decapetalum, the Alangi of the Malays bears an aromatic, agreeable, pulpy fruit, which is esteemed in Malabar. The fruit of A. hexapelalum is also eatable, but it has a clammy pulp, and is less pleasant than the preceding species. The roots of both are said to be purgative, and are also valued by the Malays as hydragogues. (3164.) CoMBRETmM. The apetalous Combretacece of De Candolle, have already been described among the Querneales as a type of the Laurince, (1715.) The apopetalous genera are therefore alone included in this subtype. This separation, which is indicated by the structure of the flowers, is also sanctioned by the qualities of the plants; for, while the homely-looking Terminaliacea, which are useful both in medicine and the arts, are associated with the Sanlacece, and other groups of plants possessed of similar properties, the more shewy and elegant but inactive Combretidce, are associated with various other types, which, although handsome ornamental plants, are for the most part as useless as themselves. (3165.) The various species of Combrctum and Quisjtialis are very elegant stove plants, and, from their brilliant flowers, great favorites in our conservatories; but C. (or Poivrea) alternifolimn, is the only one which has hitherto been applied to any useful purpose. Between the wood and bark of this species, which in Guiana is called Gnayca, there is found a very viscid tenacious juice, that is sometimes employed instead of glue. (3166.) Vochyace.. Vochya, Qualea, and their typical allies, are all arboreous plants with opposite branches, the younger ones tetragonal: opposite or whorled, simple, entire, a...
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Title: Outlines of Botany Volume 1; Including a General History of the Vegetable Kingdom, in Which Plants Are Arranged According to the System of Natural Aff
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: Gilbert Thomas Burnett
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151124397
EAN: 9781151124395
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 468
Publish Date: 2012-5-17
Binding: Paperback

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