Synopsis of British seaweeds

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L. Reeve, 1857 - Algae - 219 pages

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Page 103 - This very interesting plant, by far the most important addition lately made to the British Marine Flora, was discovered on the 21st October, 1846, by Dr. John Cocks, of Plymouth, among rejectamenta on the shore at Bovisand, near Plymouth.
Page 27 - : SEA FURBELOW (LAMINARIA BTJLBOSA) (4th S. ii. 324.)— " This is the largest British species of the Laminaricxt its frond in some instances forming, when spread out on the ground, a circle twelve feet in diameter. Its common name is Furbelows, and its aspect must be familiar to most visitors of the sea-shore.
Page 8 - Naccaria. Frond filiform, solid, cellular ; the ramuli only composed of radiating free filaments.
Page 108 - ... slightly divided varieties may often be found growing side by side with the finely cut narrow ones. In Ireland and Scotland, this plant is much used by the poor, as a relish with their food. It is commonly dried in its unwashed state, and eaten raw, the flavour being brought out by long chewing. On many parts of the west coast of Ireland, it forms the only addition to potatoes in the meals of the poorest class. The variety which grows on mussel-shells between tide-marks is preferred, being less...
Page 103 - Cabrera ; and to the untiring perseverance of both these gentlemen, who, day by day, during the inclement month of November — -in all weathers — visited the shore, and preserved every scrap of these plants which the waves threw up, we are indebted for all the British specimens which have yet been taken of the Stenogramme, and for all, except Miss Ball's original one, of the Carpomilre.
Page 107 - Seaweeds tells us, it will scarcely be supposed that the specimens selected for the illustration of this species belong to the same plant ; and yet these figures by no means exhibit the extreme of variation ; for there are varieties more simple than the one, and more finely divided than the other.
Page 12 - European shores are various detached tracts in ridges from ten to twenty yards wide and of indefinite length. In this situation it continues to grow luxuriantly, and appears to multiply itself by offsets, at first accidentally broken off, and immediately establishing themselves as independent plants.
Page 94 - R. rubra is found on smooth stones and pebbles between tide-marks and in deep water. It is very common, and forms a thin membranous crust, at first orbicular, and spreading concentrically, at last irregular in form, following the sinuosities of the body to which it may be attached. Viewed under the...
Page 185 - frond at first obovate, saccate, inflated, at length cleft down to the base ; the segments plane, unequal, laciniated, semi-transparent,
Page 128 - Favellidia subsolitary near the apex of the ramuli, affixed to the base of the whorled ramelli and covered by them, containing, within a hyaline membranaceous perispore a subglobose mass of minute spores".

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