Title: Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches, and a synopsis of the vegetable kingdom
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954, ed Miller, Wilhelm, 1869- joint ed
Subjects: Gardening — Dictionaries Plants — North America encyclopedias
Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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, according to varietj, the sur-face shining and somewhat spiny. In tropical coun-tries the fruit is cooked for eating, much as squashis served with lis. Some persons prefer the roots toyams. Sechium ednle is a common commodity in theWest Indies, and the fruits are not rare in northernmarkets. It is also grown to some extent in Florida andsouthern California. In northern countries, the plantmakes a strong vine in one season but does not bear.The plant has little ornamental value. In Sechium the fls. are monoecious. The staminateare in short, long-stalked axillary clusters; the pistil- 1636 SECHIUM SEDUM late are solitary or in pairs on a short pubescent axil-lary pedicel. Corolla 5-lobed, green or cream-colored.Stamens 3, united into a glabrous or glandular column.Lvs. 4-6 in. across, cucumber-like, cordate – ovate and5-7-angled, pointed, somewhat scabrous above. Ten-drils opposite the lvs., 3-4-cleft. The plant grows 50feet in warm climates. G.C. 1865:51; III. 24:476;28:450. L. H. B.
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2281. Fruits of Sechium edule (X 34)- SECURINfiGA (Latin, securis, hatchet, and negare,to refuse; alluding to the hard wood). Exiphorbi&cece.Deciduous shrubs, with alternate, petioled, entire, usu-ally small leaves, small greenish or whitish flowers inaxillary clusters or solitary, and capsular small sub-globose fruits. S. ramiflora seems to be the hardiestspecies and the only one in cultivation in this country.It is fairly hardy at the Arnold Arboretum, usually onlythe tips of the young branches being winter-killed, andforms a handsome round bush with bright green foliage.It seems to grow in any kind of soil and is propagatedby seeds and by greenwood cuttings under glass. About10 species in temperate and subtropical regions ofAmerica, Asia and Africa, also in southern Europe, butnone in N. America. Fls. unisexual, dioecious or monoe-cious in axillary, few-fld. cymes or solitary; sepals 5;stamens usually 5, with a 5-lobed disk at the base; pis-tillate fls. with entire disk and 3 2
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