Historia Filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of Ferns, and Review of the Principles Upon which Genera are Founded, and the Systems of Classification of the Principal Authors, with a New General Arrangement; Characters of the Genera; Remarks on Their Relationship to One Another; Their Species; Reference to Authors; Geographical Distribution; Etc., Etc

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Macmillan, 1875 - 429 Seiten
 

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Seite 388 - Russian), having feet, head, and tail distinctly formed, and its skin covered with soft down. The 'lamb' grows upon a stalk about three feet high, the part by which it is sustained being a kind of navel ; it turns about and bends to the herbage, which serves for its food, and pines away when the grass dries up and fails.
Seite 392 - Sir, His Majesty taking notice of an opinion entertained in Staffordshire, that the burning of feme doth draw downe rain, and being desirous that the country and himself may enjoy fair weather as long as he remains in those parts, his Majesty hath commanded me to write unto you, to cause all burning of feme to bee forborne, until his Majesty be passed the country.
Seite 392 - Staffordshire, that the burning of fern doth bring down rain ; and being desirous, that the country and himself, may enjoy fair weather, as long as he remains in those parts; his majesty hath commanded me to write unto you, to cause all burning of...
Seite 59 - Peter Arno" in order to evade issues with the Soviets who are increasingly prevalent, it is also said, in our midst. But be that as it may, there can be no doubt but that he is the darling child of this period.
Seite i - HISTORIA FILICUM : An Exposition of the Nature, Number, and Organography of Ferns, and Review of the Principles upon which Genera are founded, and the Systems of Classification of the principal Authors, with a new General Arrangement, &c.
Seite 392 - ... residentiary, the former being, as might be expected, by far the more interesting, both naturally and gastronomically ; while the others, like many other stay-at-homes, are flat, stale, and unprofitable. Antiquarian Curiosities. CURIOUS ANCIENT SUPERSTITION. — In a volume containing miscellaneous collections by Dr. Richard Pocock, in the British Museum, is the copy of a letter written by Philip Herbert, third Earl of Pembroke, Lord Chamberlain in the reign of King Charles I., to the Sheriff...
Seite vi - The formation of this fine collection is mainly due to the exertions and ability of Mr. John Smith, who for forty-three years held an important position among the officers of the Royal Gardens. His knowledge of Ferns, and his writings upon them, justly entitle him to rank among the most distinguished Pteridologists of the present day.
Seite 45 - Index filicum; a synopsis, with characters, of the genera, and an enumeration of the species of ferns, with synonymes, references, &c.
Seite 324 - SMITH. A SMALL family, of which two species alone are in cultivation, the S. vulgare and the S. Krebsii — the former is our native example. Fronds simple, veins forked, venules free, the superior and inferior branch of each fascicle contiguous and parallel, being sporangiferous on their proximate sides, and constituting two linear confluent sori, each having a linear indusium, the free margins of which connive.
Seite 242 - It is difficult to arrive at any satisfactory conclusion as to the special attributes of the professional impresario. It is hard to say what particular...

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