A Manual of Botanic Terms

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Hardwicke & Bogue, 1873 - Botany - 118 pages

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Page 59 - ... only in the progeny. As throwing some light upon this question, he gave an account of Naudin's recent investigations upon the cultivated Cucurbitacece, showing that the species of Cucurbita (which, as to those in ordinary cultivation, Naudin had reduced to three or four) refuse to hybridize ; but that the application of the pollen of one species to the stigma of another, from which its own pollen is excluded, often causes the fruit to set and grow to its full size, although no embryos are formed...
Page 37 - I shut), a small, dry, indehiscent pericarp, having the indurated perianth adherent to the carpel, and forming part of the shell ; a fruit composed of an indehiscent, one-seeded pericarp, invested by a persistent and indurated perianth, as in 'mirabilis.
Page 24 - ... yellow. (See Polystictus cinnabarinus, one of the most frequent fungi met with on old logs.) CINNAMO'MEUS— Of a bright brown colour, formed from reddish- orange and grey.
Page 54 - GBANULA-GONIMA (Lat.), clusters of two or more spherical cells filled with green granular matter seated beneath the cortical layer in lichens.
Page 38 - Dimorphism, dï-mor/fizm, я. (bot.) a state in which two forms of flower are produced by the same species: the property of crystallising in two forms.
Page 7 - Lat. that which is one year old), the last year's shoot rendered visible by an interruption at the point of junction with the previous growth.

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