Journal of Botany, British and Foreign, Volume 28

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Berthold Seemann
Robert Hardwicke, 1890 - Botany

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Page 28 - Catalogue (8th edition) , including the Synonyms used by the principal authors, an alphabetical list of English names; also references to the illustrations of Byrne's ' English Botany ' and Bentham's
Page 190 - ... an accurate knowledge of modern discoveries in Botany. . . . The SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY of statement and the concise exposition of FIRST PRINCIPLES make it valuable for educational purposes. In the chapter on the Physiology of Flowers, an admirable resmnt, drawn from Darwin, Hermann Mttller, Kerner, and Lubbock, of what is known of the Fertilization of Flowers, is given.
Page 59 - Mailer and Darwin himself. The general result is that to insects, and especially to bees, we owe the beauty of our gardens, the sweetness of our fields. To their beneficent though unconscious action flowers owe their scent and color, their honey — nay, in many cases, even their form.
Page 289 - He is represented as a man of slight build, active and energetic, and with great powers of endurance ; one who loved his work for the work's sake, and was always averse to receiving pay for his services excepting when circumstances rendered...
Page 124 - Hence the four lobes. Now in the walnut a very similar process takes place, only the hollow spaces are much larger, so that, instead of a solid wall, with hollow spaces occupied by the seed, it gives the impression as if the seed was thrown into folds occupied by the wall of the fruit. To occupy these spaces fully, the cotyledons themselves were thrown into folds as we now see them. The fruit of Pterocarya is much smaller than that of the horse-chestnut, which doubtless was itself formerly not so...
Page 160 - Lord Arthur Russell, on behalf of the subscribers to a portrait of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, which had been painted at their request by Mr. Hubert Herkomer, RA, formally presented the portrait to the Society, and in a few words expressed the satisfaction which he was sure would be felt at the acquisition of the likeness of so distinguished a botanist. It was announced that a photogravure of the portrait was in preparation, of which a copy would be presented when ready to every subscriber to the portrait...
Page 290 - This paper will appear in the ' Annals of Natural History/ and in the Transactions of the Society.
Page 107 - Leaves produced after the flowers, shortly petioled, a foot long, 1-1^ in. broad at the middle, narrowed gradually to the base and apex.
Page 126 - These sinuses are due, then, as I believe, to the curvature of the leaf, owing to the shortness of the bud in comparison with the length of the leaf. The young leaf is not only curved, it is wrapped round the interior leaves. The result of this is that one side of the leaf is folded within the other ; the one therefore has more space than the other.
Page 147 - FSA, has reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art the third part of his deeply interesting and very valuable Saleghana.

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