The Plant World (volume 9)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byPlant World Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... country of southern Arizona to give decided character to the landscape. Its scarlet flower, produced during the spring months in terminal contracted panicles six to nine inches long, suggest many burning candles. Its numerous, spiny unbranched stems diverge at quite uniform angles from a common base, thus giving to the plant the characteristic, sharply outlined, obconical form. During the flowering period it appears at some little distance as a green, inverted cone with a bright red base. With a reasonable F1g. 47. The biznaga, or barrel cactus contains a good deal of water at times. rainfall its stems become clothed with many delicate green leaves which turn yellow and fall off at the approach of another dry period. The first young leaves have been noted on the plants in the garden forty-eight hours after watering.* The classification of Fouquiera has given taxonomists no little concern. The recent authorities, Engler and Prantl, regard it as a member of the tamarisk family; others have classed it with the phlox family, the purslane family, the orpine family, and with the Frankeniacese. * F. E. Lloyd, "Artificial Induction of Leaf Formation in the Ocatillo," Torreya, Vol. 5, No. 10, October, 1905. Reprinted in The Plant World, vol. 9, no. 3, March, 1906, p. 56. The native night-blooming cereus (Cereus greggii) is also worthy of brief mention. This plant is quite unique among cacti in that it develops some distance underground a fleshy root six to twelve inches in diameter and two feet or less in length, from which proceed one or more inconspicuous, stick-like stems. Thus Cereus greggii stores in unprotected, subterranean structures what other cacti collect in their spine-coated stems. During the latter half of June or the early part of July the large cream-whit...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... country of southern Arizona to give decided character to the landscape. Its scarlet flower, produced during the spring months in term...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217104061

ISBN - 13:9780217104067

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