Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh (Volume 10)

9781235669644: Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh (Volume 10)

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. 1870. Excerpt: ... 20,354; 0. micrantha, 29,667; C. officinalis and vars., 901,408; C. Pahualiana, 5092--total, 2,075,078. 2. Mr R. M. Stark gave an account of a botanical tour which he made last autumn through some parts of Switzerland, and noted the principal plants observed. 3. Professor Dickson gave a demonstration of the peculiar microscopical structure of the shell of the Brazil nut. Preparations were exhibited under the microscope. 4. Mr Stark exhibited growing plants of Asperula azurea and Sedum Maximowizii. Thursday, lth January 1869.--Dr Cleghorn, President, in the Chair. The following Gentlemen were elected as Resident Fellows:--T. Marshall Bennett. Edwaed H. Dickinson. William Livesay. Thomas William Mawson. Letters from J. J. Bennett, Esq., and Professor Crepiu, were read,thanking the Society for their election asHonorary and Foreign Members. The following Communications were read:--I. Obituary Notice of Professor O. F. P. von Martius, of Munich, and Adalbert Schnizlein, Erlangen. By Dr Cleghorn. Carl Friedrich Philip von Martius, M.D., died at Munich, on December 13, 1868, at the age of seventy-five. He was born at Erlangen, and prosecuted the study of medicine at that University, Theodore Nees von Esenbeck being one of his contemporaries. Martius was selected by Maximilian Joseph I., King of Bavaria, to travel in Brazil with Dr Spix, the zoologist. The narrative of their expedition, which occupied from 1817 to 1820, "Pveise in Brasilien," 3 vols. 4to, and an Atlas, folio, contains a mass of unrecorded facts and observations, and places the name of von Martius second only to that of Humboldt in important discoveries in physical geography and ethnology, while in the generous distribution of his rich collection, and his extensive acquaintance with botanists, he ...

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