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The North American Sylva (Volume 3); Or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia Considered Particularly with R (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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The North American Sylva (Volume 3); Or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia...
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The North American Sylva (Volume 3); Or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia Considered Particularly with R (Paperback)

Franois Andr Michaux

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1852 edition. Extrait: ...p. 156. Hist. 2, p. 66. Raj. Dendr. p. 115. Anacardium. Bauhin, Pinax. p. 511. Oepata. Rheed, Malab. vol. 4, p. 95, tab. 45. Sceura, Forsk../Egypt, p. 37. Mangium album. Rumph. Amboin. vol. 3, p. 115, t. 76. Rack. Bruce, Iter. t. 34. The Avicennia or Malacca Bean, according to Rheed, becomes a tall and graceful tree on the coast of India, rising to the height of 70 feet, with a trunk of 16 feet in circumference, sustaining a pyramidal and somewhat orbicular summit of dense and dark verdure. The wood is whitish, covered with a grey bark, and is employed for many economical purposes. The kernels, naturally bitter, deprived of this quality by steeping and boiling in water are then sufficiently edible and known to the Hindoos by the name of Caril; an oil may also be expressed from them as from the nuts of the Anacardium. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate-oblong, obtuse or lanceolate and acute, entire, smooth and shining above, on short petioles, beneath more or less whitish with a short close tomentum; they are about 3 inches long, and from an inch to an inch and a half wide. The flowers are rather small and whitish, with an agreeable odour, and disposed at the summit and axils of the branches in panicles or short racemes which grow often 3 together, the divisions of the panicle, as in the branches, are opposite, the peduncles and the calyx are whitish and tomentose. The fruit resembles in form, and is nearly the size of an almond. Scarcely any tree is more widely disseminated throughout the tropics than the Avicennia, it is commonly associated with the Mangle or Mangrove, affecting the saline borders of the ocean in India, America, nearly all the groupes of the South Sea islands, and...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Franois Andr Michaux
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-27965-2
Barcode: 9781235279652
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LSN: 1-235-27965-0

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