Title: The standard cyclopedia of horticulture; a discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturists
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co. [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
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acuminate, somewhat undulate, dark greenand veined above, rose-purple beneath: spike short,the bracts bright saffron-yellow. Brazil. B.M. 7820.G.C. III. 28:113. G.M. 53:265. J.H. III. 60:329.G. 32: 263. F.W. 1876: 161.—A free bloomer and showywhen in flower. 19. Veitchiana, Hook. f. Fig. 7.37. Habit strong,loose, and spreading, 1-4 ft. high: growths with 2-8lvs., usually with 3; blade ovate or elliptic-ovate,oblique, acute, undulate, glabrous, 4-12 in. long, upperside rich dark glossy green, feathered along either sideof the midrib with an irregular band of pale green andwith an inner zone of dark olive-green blotches and anouter one of pale yellowish green (often shading towhite) .between the midrib and margin; under sidesimilarly blotched, but in shades of purple-red androsy red; petiole J-2-3 ft. long, stout, green and gla-brous above, tinted with reddish brown and hairy inlower part; sheath extending from one-third to one-half the length of the petiole, upper part terete: infl.
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f^^lHi.^^ 737. CaUthea Veitchiana. 622 CALATHEA CALATHEA on erect densely fld. spike on peduncle 4-6 in. long;spike 2-3 in. long, with a rosette 2 in. diam., of largegreen foliolose erect or capped spreading bracts;floral bracts erect, spreading at the tips, ovate, an inchlong, outer ones covered in lower part with brown hairs;fls. in pairs, primrose-white, tube J^in. long, slender;sepals erect, 3-2in. long, lanceolate; petals ellipticJ^in. long, refle.xed; fertile stamen hooded, small, 2aborted petaloid ones longer than the petals, obovate,bilobed, with a bright violet blotch on the front;stvle and stigma small, curved. Peru. B.M. .5.535.G.C. 1870:924. Gn. 2, p. 545. F.S. 16:1655-8.—Adwarf var. Foxii, RaffiU, has recently been intro. intocult, from Venezuela. It differs from the type in itsdwarf habit, rarely exceeding 10-12 in. high: Ivs.broader, more reflexed, and with a bright rose or redmidrib; the color of the markings of the If. are darkerand of a slightly different shape, th
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