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1814 Excerpt: ...the pericarp, two ohloiiL;, acuminate, one-celled,
folicles, gaping lengthwise; seeds numerous, oblonp, crowned with a
down, placed in an imbricate manner. One species was found in tins
island by Swartz. CRISI'IILORU.M. Curl-flowered; Stem twining;
leaves underneath viliose, oblong, cordate, with the sinus closed;
petals curied at the ends. This genus is by some classed decamlrm,
and none has given more trouble to botanists than it and asclepias
(nee Bastard Ipecacuanha, p. G5), on acconnt cf the structure of
th- genitals. They all have two germs, running out into conical
styles, covered with a fungous pentagon body, all of which, except
the upper surface of tne latter, are so covered, first with a
sheath, and then with little bags hanging down and pressesclose,
tiiat there does not seem to be the minutest opening to these
parts. "Jft English Name. CYNOMORIUM, Cl. 21, OR.
1.--Monoeciamtmandria. Nat. Or.--Amentacete. Char.--Male flowers
disposed in an imbricated anient with the female: ealyffl an erect
club-shaped ament, on every side covered with floscules; perianth
proper, four-leaved; leaflets three clavate, and the fourth
inferior, one larger, very obtuse, channelled; there is no corolla;
the stamens single filaments, firm, straight, longer than the
calycine scale; anther twin; female calyx a common, ament with the
males; perianth proper, superior; leaflets four, club-sbaped,
tuberculated, equal, permanent; no corolla; the pistil has an
ovate, inferior, germ; style single, 'erect, firm, .spreading,
length of the calycine scale; stigma obtuse; there is no pericarp;
the seed is single, roundish. JAMAICENSE. JAMAICA. Erectum, breve,
cj/lindraceum, nudum; prima atate-squamatiun.---Browne, p. 33-1.
Stipe scaly; anient elongated; scales imbricate, halve...
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