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: The floral cabinet and magazine of exotic botany
: Knowles, G. B. (George Beauchamp), 1829-1852 Westcott, Frederic, -1861 Baxter, W. Henry, former owner. DSI Smith, John Donnell, 1829-1928, donor. DSI Bradbury & Evans, printer Day & Haghe, printer of plates
: Plants, Ornamental Plant introduction Botanical illustration Botany Gardening
: London : William Smith
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the upper side.Stipules broadly ovate, acute, densely villous, semi-amplexicaul. Peduncle terminal, about fourinches long, dividing into two or three compact clusters, with a bractea at the base of eachdivision: bracteas small, ovate, acute. Male flowers 4-parted, white, with a slight blush ofpink, two external rounded, concave, densely hairy beneath; two internal smaller, obovato-oblong. This very distinct species of Begonia was received at the Birmingham BotanicGarden from the Royal Botanic Garden at Berlin, in 1838. It is a stove shrub, VOL. III. NO. XXXV. JANUARY, 1840. Y 162 BEGONIA MEYER!. erect and compact in its mode of growth; and although the flowers are notbrilliant, is a very desirable plant, its handsome foliage making a very strikingvariety in the stove. It is a slow-growing species, and requires to be potted in amixture of loam and peat with a little sand. It may be increased by cuttings,which strike freely, although from its slow growth they are produced butsparingly.
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163 ECHINACEA DUBIA. (Doubtful Echinacea.)LINNEAN SYSTEM. „ NATURAL ORDER. SYNGENESIA POLYGAMIA. ° COMPOSITE § SENECIONIDE^. GENERIC CHARACTER. Echinacea (Mcbnch.) Capitulum multiflorum heterogamum, flosculis radii neutris longeligulatis 1-serialibus, disci hermaphroditis regulariter 5-fidis, tubo subnullo, fauce nuda, limbidentibus erectis. Involucrum 3-seriale, squamis lanceolatis ciliatis. Receptaculum ovatum,paleis rigidis superne cartilagineis flores disci superantibus onustum. Staminum filamenta ex ima.corolla orta. Styli rami appendiculis semilanceolatis superati. Achania tetragona obpyramidatacrassa pappo irregulariter lacero subcoroniformi deciduo coronata. Herbce Boreali-Americanasperennes. Folia radicalia petiolata, caulina alterna sessilia serrata aut integerrima. Rami supemenudi 1-cephali. Capitula ampla, ligulis purpureis 2-3-dentatis 1-2 pollices longis, flosculis disciobscure virescentibus.—(Be Cand. Prod. vol. 5, 554.) Head many-flowered, heterogamous ; florets
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