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The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7 or, Flower-Garden Displayed   By: (1746-1799)

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THE

BOTANICAL MAGAZINE;

OR,

Flower Garden Displayed:

IN WHICH

The most Ornamental FOREIGN PLANTS, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

Their Names, Class, Order, Generic and Specific Characters, according to the celebrated LINNÆUS; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering:

TOGETHER WITH

THE MOST APPROVED METHODS OF CULTURE.

A WORK

Intended for the Use of such LADIES, GENTLEMEN, and GARDENERS, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the Plants they cultivate.

By WILLIAM CURTIS ,

Author of the FLORA LONDINENSIS.

VOL. VII.

"Now let us range both far, and wide, "Thro' all the gardens boasted pride. "Here Jasmines spread the silver flow'r, "To deck the wall or weave the bow'r, "The Woodbines mix in am'rous play, "And breathe their fragrant lives away. "There rising Myrtles form a shade; "There Roses blush, and scent the glade; "The Orange, with a vernal face, "Wears ev'ry rich autumnal grace; "While the young blossoms here unfold, "There shines the fruit like pendant gold; "Citrons their balmy sweets exhale, "And triumph in the distant gale.

COTTON.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY STEPHEN COUCHMAN,

For W. CURTIS, No 3, St. George's Crescent , Black Friars Road;

And Sold by the principal Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland.

MDCCXCIV.

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BUCHNERA VISCOSA. CLAMMY BUCHNERA.

Class and Order.

DIDYNAMIA ANGIOSPERMIA.

Generic Character.

Cal . obsolete 5 dentatus. Corollæ limbus 5 fidus, æqualis: lobis cordatis. Caps . 2 locularis.

Specific Character and Synonyms.

BUCHNERA viscosa foliis lineari lanceolatis laxe dentatis subglutinosis, floribus pedunculatis, caule fruticoso. L' Herit. Strip. nov. tom. 2. tab. 34. Ait. Kew. V. 2. p. 357.

Buchnera is a genus of plants established by LINNÆUS in honour of A. E. BUCHNER, a German naturalist.

Of this genus, nine species are enumerated in the 14th edition of the Systema Vegetabilium , by Professor MURRAY.

We learn from Mr. AITON, that the present species (a native of the Cape) was introduced to the royal garden at Kew in 1774.

It cannot boast much beauty, yet as it occupies but little room, grows readily from cuttings, and flowers during most of the summer: it obtains a place in most greenhouses.

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DISANDRA PROSTRATA. TRAILING DISANDRA.

Class and Order.

HEPTANDRIA MONOGYNIA.

Generic Character.

Cal. sub 7 partitus. Cor. rotata, subseptem partita. Caps. 2 locularis, polysperma.

Specific Character and Synonyms.

DISANDRA prostrata. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. ed. 14. Murr. Suppl. Pl. p. 32. 214. Ait. Kew, V. 1. p. 493.

SIBTHORPIA peregrina. Linn. Sp. Pl. ed. 3. p. 880.

The foliage of this plant greatly resembles that of Ground Ivy, and its branches trail on the ground somewhat in the same manner, extending to the length of several feet; but it is not on the ground that it is best seen, as its flowers are apt to be hid among the leaves: it appears most advantageously when growing in a pot, placed on a pedestal, or in some elevated situation, where its branches may hang carelessly down: thus treated, when fully blown, it becomes a most pleasing object.

LINNÆUS, the son, in his Suppl. Plant. observes, that the Disandra varies extremely in the number of its stamina, as it does also in the divisions of its calyx, and corolla; in this respect;, indeed, we do not know its equal: fortunately for those systems of Botany, which are formed from the number of certain parts of the fructification, few such inconstants exist.

Professor MURRAY observes, that seven is the most prevalent number of its stamina, five the most natural.

LINNÆUS describes it as a native of the East; Mr... Continue reading book >>




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