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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