The Botanical register Volume 33

9781130735970: The Botanical register Volume 33

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. 1847 Excerpt: ...of an inch long, narrow, with a short spur and a two-lobed point. Its surface is broken by three deep parallel perpendicular plates, and the lateral lobes of the base are triangular and acuminated. In order to secure Mr. Griffiths' name, and to give more precision to this popular description, the following specific character is proposed. V. coerulea (W. Griffith in litt.); foliis distichis coriaceis apice sequalibus truncatis sinu concavo lobis lateralibus acutis, spicis densis erectis multifloris, bracteis oblongis concavis obtusissimis membranaceis, sepalis petalisque oblongis obtusissimis planis subunguiculatis, labello coriaceo lineari-oblongo apice divergenti-bilobo obtuso per axin trilamellato laciniis basilaribus triangularibus acuminatis, calcare brevi obtuso. HENFREYA scandens. Climbing Henfreya. DIDYNAMIA ANGIOSPBRMIA. Nat. ord. Acanthacee. Ruellive. (acanthads, Vegetable Kingdom, p. 678.) HENFREYA.--Scandens, racemis nudis multifloris. Calyx 5-partitus. Corolla infundibularis, bilabiata, laciniis subsequalibus. Stamina 4, antheris basi aristatis. Ovarium loculis dispermis. Stigma parviim, bilobum, obtusum, sequale. Capsula clavata, stipitata, apice tantura seminifera. Semina (immatura) circularia, immarginata, leevia.--Lindley in Bot. Reg. 1847. sub t. 23. H. scandens, Lindley, I. c. The climbing habit of this plant is an unusual feature in the order to which it belongs. We presume it to be nearly related to Thonning's Ruellia quaterna, another West African climbing plant, with white flowers. Under the provisional name of Dipteracanthus? scandens, it was exhibited by Mr. Glendinning of Turnham Green, at a meeting of the Horticultural Society, in the spring of the present year, when it was awarded a Knightian medal. A full examination of th...

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