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Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae; Containing a General Review of the Order, a Synopsis of the Species Cultivated in Great Britain, Their Botanical History, Economic Properties, Place and Use in Arboriculture, Etc., Etc (Paperback) Loot Price: R660
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Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae; Containing a General Review of the Order, a Synopsis of the Species Cultivated in Great...
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Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae; Containing a General Review of the Order, a Synopsis of the Species Cultivated in Great Britain, Their Botanical History, Economic Properties, Place and Use in Arboriculture, Etc., Etc (Paperback)

James Veitch &. Sons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...he saw the gigantic trees for the first time and communicated his discovery to his comrades. Shortly afterwards Dr. Kellogg forwarded specimens to 1 oetors John Torrey and Asa Gray, and he also informed William Lobb of the discovery. Lobb, who had been sent on a collecting mission to California by the late Mr. James Veitch, was at that time staying at Monterey, but he lost no time in making his way to the Calaveras Grove where he collected a large quantity of cones and seeds which, with two living plants and herbarium specimens, he lirought to England late in the autumn of 1853, and from him was obtained the first authentic account of the "Big Trees." The specimens brought home by Lobb were placed in the hands of Dr. Lindley for determination, and he, believing the tree to be generically distinct from the Redwood, created for its reception a new genus which he named Wellingtoniat in these terms: "The most appropriate name for the most gigantic tree that has been revealed to us by modern discovery is that of the greatest of modern heroes; let it then bear henceforward the name of Wellingtonia gigardea. Lindley's generic name was, however, soon after challenged by both European and American botanists, and when staminate flowers which Lindley had not seen were procurable and were found to be identical in structure with those of the Redwood Sequoia sempernrens, the conclusion was inevitable, a conclusion strengthened by the identity in structure also of the ovuliferous flowers and cones, and by the similarity of the two trees in.stature, bark, ramification and even in certain states of the foliage. The controversy that arose respecting the generic name of the "Big Trees" is now a thing of the past, but the change in the specific name he...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: James Veitch &. Sons
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 242
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-97992-7
Barcode: 9781235979927
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LSN: 1-235-97992-X

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