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The North American Sylva (Volume 1); Or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Considered Particularly with Respect to Their Use in the Arts and Their Introduction Into Commerce. to Which Is Added a Description of the (Paperback) Loot Price: R401
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The North American Sylva (Volume 1); Or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia....
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The North American Sylva (Volume 1); Or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Considered Particularly with Respect to Their Use in the Arts and Their Introduction Into Commerce. to Which Is Added a Description of the (Paperback)

Francois Andre Michaux, Franois Andr Michaux

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: OVER-CUP OAK. 39 This tree, though only of secondary size, should be propagated in America and introduced into the forests of Europe. [Emerson mentions this tree as growing on Martha's Vineyard, much beyond the northern limit assigned to it by Michaux. Elliot says, "Its timber is supposed, in strength and durability, to surpass that of any other species of the Oak; and therefore it is highly prized when it can be obtained sufficiently large to be used in the construction of vessels." Staves of it are greatly esteemed: its timber is sometimes confounded with the White Oak, which it greatly resembles.] PLATE V. A branch with leaves and fruit of the natural size. [See Nuttall's Supplement, vol. i. p. 23.] OVER-CUP OAK. Quercus Lyrata. Q. foliis subscssilibus, glabris, lyrato-sinuosis, sum- mitate dilatatd, divaricato-trilobd, lobis acutangulis, terminali tricuspide; cupuld depresso-globosd, muricato-scabratd; glande subtectd. In the United States I have met with this interesting species only in the lower part of the Carolinas and of Georgia. It probably exists on the banks of the Mississippi in Lower Louisiana; and I have observed it on the St. John, in East Florida, in situations analogous to those in which it flourishes a little farther north. In Georgia and Carolina it is not extensively multiplied, and has been distinguished only by the inhabitants of the places where it grows. It is called Swamp Post Oak,40 OVER-CUP OAK. Over-cup Oak, and Water "White Oak. The first of these denominations indicates an analogy between its foliage and that of the Post Oak, and the second a remarkable peculiarity of its fruit, of which the acorn is covered by the cup. The name of Over-cup Oak is the most common in South Carolina, and that of Swamp Post Oak on the Savannah ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Francois Andre Michaux • Franois Andr Michaux
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79711-5
Barcode: 9780217797115
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LSN: 0-217-79711-3

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