This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...receding border of a
mangrove colony. The exception is Key "B" of the Marquesas group,
where it is present notwithstanding the fact that the mangrove is
entirely absent; and Marquesas Keys "F" and "I," and Man and
Ballast Keys, where although the mangrove colony borders seem
especially suitable to its growth, the Laguncularia has not yet, at
least, become implanted. Opuntia Dillenii: This common Antillean
cactus is one of the most readily avevectent species. Its
implantation on Bird and Garden Keys is therefore not at all
unnatural. Although, from its location on Loggerhead Key, the
introduction of the species might well be supposed to be
homovectent, yet, as I have noted its presence on other tropic sand
keys where of a certainty man would not have planted nor even
conveyed it, I feel justified in considering the presence of the
plant also natural in this situation. Oreodoxa regia: About half a
dozen of these Royal Palms still stand on Marquesas "E" near the
charcoal burner's hut to which situation they were doubtless
transplanted from the neighborhood of Cape Sable, probably by the
coalers themselves. They served the camp two purposes: that of
shade, and as a much needed landfall when returning from boat
expeditions. Pithecolobium guadalupense: The bony seeds of this
species are partly invested by a fleshy aril attractive to birds
both in color and in taste. This species becomes quite readily
transplanted through the medium of the larger migrating land birds.
Rhizophora mangle: This species occurs upon all the islets between
Key West and the Marquesas group, and upon all the islets of that
group except key "-B"' where the shores are too strongly
current-washed to permit o its;...
|Country of origin:
Field Museum of Natural History
||246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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