Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most Ornamental Foreign Plants, Cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-house, and the Stove, are Accurately Represented in Their Natural Colours ..., Volume 60

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1833 - Botany
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Page 31 - ... all the outer wood, without touching the heart, which is the Sandal ; the billets ought then to be taken up and smoothed, and, according to their size, sorted into three kinds. The deeper the colour, the higher is the perfume ; and hence the merchants sometimes divide Sandal into red, yellow, and white...
Page 17 - Style four sided, tapering ; stigma minute, pubescent : germ roundish, concealed within the spadix. After the spathe decays, the spadix continues to grow, and with it every part of the flowers except the anthers. When the fruit is ripe, the spadix has attained many times its original dimensions. while the calyx, filaments and style are larger. very prominent and separated from each other. Within the spadix at the base of each style is a round, fleshy seed, as large as a pea, white, tinged with green...
Page 36 - This very distinct species of Ceropegia flowered this summer, 1833, in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, where it had been received from the East Indies, under the name of C. bulbosa. It agrees with that species in having a tuberous rootstock, a twining succulent stem, in the leaves, and in the form of the corolla; but it is at once distinguished by the corona, or crown of the stamens, which equally separates it from every other species with which I am acquainted. I would take this opportunity of calling...
Page 36 - Ayres in 1832, and the first specimen brought into flower in the stove at Canonmills in the end of September. It seemed to be about to flower very freely, but probably, on account of the season, all the buds dropped excepting one, which perfected its flower and seeds. It strikes very readily by cuttings, and will probably thrive well in a dry light greenhouse.
Page 31 - China; and the middle-sized billets are used in India. The sandal, when thus prepared and sorted, for at least three or four months before it is sold, ought to be shut up from the sun and wind in close warehouses; but the longer it is kept, with such precautions, the better; its weight diminishing more than its smell. Prepared in this way, it rarely either splits or warps, both of which accidents render it unfit for many of the purposes to which it is applied.

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