A Description of the Genus Pinus: With Directions Relative to the Cultivation, and Remarks on the Uses of the Several Species: Also Descriptons of Many Other New Species of the Family of Coniferæ, Bände 1-2
Weddell, 1832 - 183 Seiten
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Seite 69 - Pinus, with directions relative to the cultivation, and remarks on the uses of the several species, also descriptions of many other new species of the family of Conifera;.
Seite 154 - Strobus ; they are rigid, of a bright-green colour, but not glossy, and from minute denticulations of the margin are scabrous to the touch. The cones are pendulous from the extremities of the branches ; they are two years in acquiring their full growth, are at first upright, and do not begin to droop I believe till the second year : when young they have a very taper figure ; when ripe they are about 11 inches in circumference at the thickest part, and vary from 12 to 16 inches in length.
Seite 153 - ... verdure of California. The trunk grows from 150 to above 200 feet in height, varying from 20 to near 60 feet in circumference. One specimen, which had been blown down by the wind, — and this was certainly not the largest which I saw, — was of the following dimensions. — Its entire length was 215 feet; its circumference three feet from the ground was 57 feet 9 inches ; and at 134 feet from the ground, 17 feet 5 inches. The trunk is unusually straight, and destitute of branches about two-thirds...
Seite 154 - Pinea, their kernel is sweet and very pleasant to the taste. The wing is membranous, of a dolabriform figure and fuliginous colour, about twice as long as the seed ; it has an innumerable quantity of minute sinuous vessels filled with a crimson substance, and forming a most beautiful microscopic object. The embryo has 12 or 13 cotyledons. The whole tree produces an abundance of pure ambercoloured resin. Its timber is white, soft, and light : it abounds in turpentine reservoirs, and its specific gravity...
Seite 153 - This plant covers large districts about a hundred miles from the ocean, in latitude 43° North, and extends as far to the South as 40°.
Seite 153 - ... hundred and thirty-four feet from the ground, seventeen feet five inches. The trunk is unusually straight, and destitute of branches about two-thirds of the height ; the bark is uncommonly smooth for such large timber, of a light-brown colour on the south, and bleached on the north side.
Seite 153 - it was my good fortune to meet with it beyond a range of mountains running in a southwestern direction from the Rocky Mountains towards the sea, and terminating at the Cape Orford of Vancouver. It grows sparingly upon low hills, and the undulating country east of the range of mountains just mentioned, where the soil consists entirely of pure sand, and in appearance is incapable of supporting vegetation. Here it attains its greatest size, and perfects its fruit in most abundance. The trees do not...
Seite 153 - California, about a hundred miles from the ocean, in lat. 43° north, and extends as far south as 4°. It grows sparingly upon low hills, and the undulating country east of a range of mountains, running in a south-western direction from the Rocky Mountains towards the sea, where the soil consists entirely of pure sand.
Seite 92 - ... purposes are frequently formed of its own bark. It is the only tree that the Esquimaux of the Arctic Sea have access to while growing, and they contrive to make pretty strong bows by joining pieces of its wood together."t The Scrub or gray pine (Pinus Banksiana, Lamb.), in dry sandy soils, prevails to the exclusion of all others. It is a handsome tree with long, spreading, flexible branches, generally furnished with whorled curved cones of many years
Seite 92 - Пеикос of the lower regions, differed from it in these particulars : the foliage was much darker, and the growth of the tree much more regular and straight. The very elevated region on which it grew leads me to suspect it must be different from the common HevKoc!