Sketches of life, scenery, and sport in Norway by Mordaunt Roger BarnardSketches of life, scenery, and sport in Norway by Mordaunt Roger Barnard

Sketches of life, scenery, and sport in Norway

byMordaunt Roger Barnard

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Alpine Flora Of The Dovbe Fjeld--Hints To BotanistsSport On The Nameless Fjeld. By the permission of the late Professor Blytt, whom I saw a few weeks previous to his death, I am enabled to lay before my readers a detailed list of the flora of the Dovre Fjeld. The alpine plants of the north seem to have concentrated themselves in parts of this mountain range, as will be more expressly alluded to in a few tours which I have appended for the benefit of the collector. A short list of the ferns of Norway will also be found in their proper place, many of which are very rare, and some quite unknown in our country. Those stations where good quarters are to be had are printed in italics. The plates referred to will be found in the "Flora Danica." RANTJNCULACEa:. Thalictrum Alpinum, L.; Fl. D. tab. 11.--Common up to 3,400 feet above the sea; rarely found beyond this. T. Simplex, L.; Fl. D. tab. 244.--Common on the heights about Tofte, by Bergsgaard, Rustgaard, Lie, Drivstuen, in Drivdalen; rarely found above the birch-limit. "Drivdalen," remarks Professor Blytt, late Professor of Botany at the Christiania University, "is one of the richest localities on the whole fjeld in Alpine flora; nearly all the Alpine flora of the north seems to have concentrated itself in this valley." There is good fishing in the Driv. Good quarters. The "birch-limit," under lat. 61, is 3,750 feet above the sea; under 62 it is 3,700 feet above the sea. "The dwarf birch (Betula nana) grows everywhere in the Alpine regions, and at higher altitudes than any other of the tribe."--Da Schubeler. The limit of eternal snow under lat. 62 is about 5,500 feet above the sea. That of the larger willows, e.g., Sa/ix lanata, limosa, glauca, &c, under the same latitude, is about 5,000 feet. Whe...
Title:Sketches of life, scenery, and sport in NorwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217994148

ISBN - 13:9780217994149