The Journal of Botany, Band 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1834
Containing figures and descriptions of such plants as recommend themselves by their novelty, rarity, or history, or by the uses to which they are applied in the arts, in medicine, and in domestic œconomy; together with occasional botanical notices and information.

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Seite 141 - And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
Seite 360 - ... Bencoolen, commonly called by Europeans the Sugar Loaf, in reference to its shape. Its elevation is not estimated to exceed 3,000 feet, yet the character of its vegetation is decidedly Alpine. This character is probably more marked than it would be at a similar height on the side of a differently shaped hill, owing to the steepness, which refuses space for large trees; and the consequent exposure and want of shelter on its sharp conical peak. VACCINIUM SUMATRANUM.— WJ Racemis axillaribus foliis...
Seite 53 - Specimens of the Mosses collected in British North America, and chiefly among the Rocky Mountains during the Second Land Arctic Expedition, under the command of Captain Franklin.
Seite 136 - It is reported,' says old Gerard in his Herbal, ' that if such as journey or travel do carry with them a branch or rod of agnus castus in their hand, it will keep them from merrygals and weariness.
Seite 119 - I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
Seite 359 - ... superior, trifid. Corolla 3-petaled. Stamina 3. Capsule turbinate, 3-celled, many-seeded. Obs. — This species is remarkable by the extreme difference in the size of the opposite leaves, one of which is so minute as almost to escape observation. The same peculiarity exists in the Sonerila Moluccana. RHODODENDRON MALAYANUM.— WJ Foliis oblongis glabris punctatis, floribus terminalibus, pedicellis cernuis, corolla punctata basi gibba. Observed on the summit of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, in the...
Seite 99 - After dinner I walked out •with a shepherd's boy to herbarise; my pastoral botanist surprised me not a little with his nomenclature; I traced the ' names of Dioscorides, and Theophrastus, corrupted, indeed, in ' some degree by pronunciation, : and by the long series ann&rum, which had elapsed since the : time of these philosophers, but ' many of them were immutila' ted, and their virtues faithfully ; handed down in the oral tradi
Seite 144 - Clarke also describes a marvellous tree of the kind in the Island of Cos ; and another in the Straits of Thermopylae, " of unknown antiquity, self-sown in its origin, and one of many that may have flourished upon the spot ever since the Lacedaemonian soldiers were seen at the fountain combing their hair, and amusing themselves with gymnastic exercises.
Seite 141 - they take the wild figs in June, when the insect shews itself in them, string a few, and suspend them on the branches of the domestic figtree, without which it is believed all the fruit would drop.' The lands in Greece are generally open; inclosed, however, in some parts with hedges of the cactus opuntia, and sometimes separated by trenches. The plough is a rude and simple machine. A wheel-carriage of any kind is unknown in the southern parts of Greece; but in Thessaly they have a sort of cart...
Seite 117 - ... in common with the Christian churches even of the earlier times. The round arch was adopted in the earlier Christian architecture, but laid aside on account of the superior gracefulness supposed to result from the crossing of four arches.

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