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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. 1860 Excerpt: ...margin in the sinuses of the sharp teeth, and cup-shaped. Length of frond from thirty-five to seventy inches; colour darkish green. For a plant my thanks are due to Mr. James, of Vauvert; to Mr. J. Smith, of the Royal Gardens, Kew; and to Mr. G. Norman, of Hull. It may be procured of Messrs. A. Henderson, of Pine-apple Place; Booth, of Hamburg; and E. Cooling, of Derby. The illustration is from Mr. Smith's frond. Portion of pinna of barren Frond. DICKSONIA MOLUCCANA. Blume. Hooker. Fee. Lobb. PLATE XLVI. VOL. VIH. Sitolobium Moluceanum, J. Smith. Dicksonia--Named after James Dickson, a British botanist. Moluccana--From the mountains of the Moluccas. In The Section Sitolobium Of Authors. A Distinct, yet not common species. A warm greenhouse Fern. Native of the mountains of the Moluccas, where it was found by Blume. Fronds coriaceous, tri-pinnatifid, somewhat lengthy, triangular in form; pinnae opposite, oblong-lanceolate in shape, acuminate, pinnules lanceolate, profoundly pinnatifid, bluntly toothed on the upper margin. Rachis and stipes aculeate or thorny, the latter scandent. Fronds somewhat downy beneath. Veins pinnate; venules direct and free. Sori globose. My thanks,are due to Mr. George Norman, of Hull, for a plant of this Fern; and to Mr. J. Smith, Curator of the Royal Gardens, Kew, for fronds. It does not appear in any of the Nurserymen's Catalogues. The illustration is from Mr. Smith's frond. GLEICHENDE. J. Smith. Having globose or pyriform sessile sporangia, opening vertically; ring transverse. Sori punctiform and naked. GENUS I. GLEICHENIA. Brown. A Most remarkable and at the same time handsome group of Ferns, making (under successful cultivation) magnificent plants. The most aristocratic-looking genus of Ferns. The fronds varying from ten to sev...
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