Title: The Annals of Horticulture and Year-Book of Information on Practical Gardening
Year: 1850 (1850s)
Subjects: Horticulture–Periodicals Gardening–Periodicals Fruit-culture–Periodicals Floriculture–Periodicals.
Publisher: London: Houlston and Stoneman
Contributing Library: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, McLean Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
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arereferred to as growing in various solitarysingular situations. Sir Thomas Mitchell has named this plant,(which proves to be a new genus of the naturalorder Sterculiaceas,) Delabechea, after SirHenry T. Ue la Beche, as president of aSociety, (the Geological,) which has greatly en-couraged him in his Australian researches : and in honour of a science which has occa-sionally thrown some light on his dark anddifficult path. Dr. Lindley has described thespecies as Delabechea rupestris, from its habitof growing among rocks. Our engraving,prepared from a sketch published in Sir T.Mitchells journal, gives an idea of the generalappearance of the tree. Delabechea, according to Dr. Lindley,agrees with Sterculia in the position of theradicle [the embryo root] with respect to thehilum [a scar on the seeds, showing wherethey had been attached] ; but it is otherwisea Brachychiton, with which it more especiallycorresponds in the singular condition of theseeds. These are placed six together, in the
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interior of long-stalked, ovate, mucronate,smooth, deep-brown follicles [the peculiarkind of seed-pod or carpel], of a tough paperytexture, and lined with a thin fur of stellatehairs. The seeds themselves are also closelycovered with starry hairs, which are so en-tangled that they hold tbe seeds togetherfirmly ; these hairs, however, are absent fromthe upper half of the seed, whose thin brittlevascular primine [the exterior integument ofthe ovule] is shining, smooth, and markedwith a brown nipple, the remains of theforamen [an aperture through the integumentsof the seed] ; within the primine lies the bonycrustaceous secundine [the second integumentof the ovule, within the primine], which isquite loose, and seems as if it were independentof the primine. Eventually the end of thethin brittle primine breaks like an eggshell,and the secundine falls out. The seeds them-selves remaining attached to each other and tothe follicle, resemble six deep cells, or may be rather compared to half-a-d
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