The West American scientist Volume 8, no. 64 - v. 19, no. 139

 
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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. 1892 Excerpt: ...Mexican boundary survey of 1S50--Dr. Charles Christopher Parry--in whose honor the specie is named. PINUS RADIATA Don. (P. inslgnls, Loudon.) Monterey pine; a popular tree for California planting. PINUS SARTNIANA Dougl. Gray-leaf pine: one of the nut pines, or "Digger Pine." the large seeds of which were formerly used for productive. A vigorous grower, or more, the main stems often with a circumference of "i0 feet." PINUS TORKKYANA Parry. The Soledad pine was for many years believed an exclusive tesident of the suburban parts of San.Diego, occurrin? on the hills facing the sea near Del Mar. A second small grove has been discovered on Santa Rosa island. Yhre most exposed it forms a low, scraggly shrub, 2 or 3 feet high only at times, but spercading over a wide area; at its best estate:t forms a small, graceful tree 20 to 30 feet high, a foot or more in diameter. The very stout leaves are 8 by 11 inches long. 5 In a sheath. The edible seeds. 8-11 lines long, with a very hard shell, produced in an ovate cone, 4-5 inches long and nearly as great diameter. Gcnnn SKftl Ol A Emit. SEQUOTA GIOANTEA Lindl & Gnr-lnn. The Giant Redwood, or "Rig Tree" of California--the largest trc known In the world. SEQUOIA SEMPERVIREN'S Endl. Redwood, "one of the most colossal trees of the globe." Genus I'SF.UnOTSVG A Carrier. P-eudotsuga macirocarpa. so named by Prof Lemmon in the third Cal. For. report, 134. is a "rather Irregular tree 150 feet high, 4 feet in trunk diameter. Bears light crops of conps. the reported fecundity perhaps exceptional." It was originally found between Banner and Julian, in San Diego county, where it forms one of the most beautiful cf tres, perfect in symmetry and grace. It is nearly allied to the Dou...

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