Cactaceae of the boundary by George Engelmann

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By George Engelmann

This historical booklet could have a variety of typos and lacking textual content. dealers can obtain a loose scanned replica of the unique ebook (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. now not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...E., var.? Rigidissimus: ovato-cylindricus; costis 20-22 interruptis; areolis lineari-lanceolatis confertissimis, junioribus parce lanosis; aculeis omnibus radiantibus arete adpressis subrecurvis e basi bulbosa subulatis acutissimis rigidissimis albidis flavidis rubellisve subpellucidis, lateralibus 12-16 longioribus robustioribus, infimo singulo vix breviore, 8uperioribus 3-6 setaceis brevibus fasciculatis; floribus sub vertice lateralibus; ovarii pulvillis 50-60 aculeolos 8-12 rigidos gerentibus; sepalis tubi forty inferioribus subulatis advert axillam aculeiferis, superioribus 20 lanceolatis acuminatis; petalis sub-20 spathulatis acutiusculis incisota-dentatis purpureis; stigmatibus sub-12; bacca ovato-globosa aculeolata; seniinibus tuberculatis. within the Sierras of Pimeria Alta in Sonom, and farther west, A. Schott: fl. June and July.--Stems 4-8 inches excessive, 2 inches in diameter; areolae 2-2 strains lengthy within the better full-grown specimens, three or four inside one inch of the rib; in a small specimen, with in basic terms 15 ribs, smaller areolae and smaller and extra a variety of spines (30-35, in simple terms 1-1 line long); 12 or extra bunches of spines are crowded in the similar area. Spines all radiating and interlocking, tremendous inflexible and acute, variegated, the most recent ones of every season being rose-colored, and the earliest ones a light yellowish, hence forming variegated earrings round the stem. Lateral spines 3-4 traces lengthy, decrease one 2 traces lengthy, top ones nonetheless shorter. flora close to the depressed vertex, simply at the periphery of the rounded best, 2-3 inches lengthy, vibrant crimson, or pink. Fruit subglobose, approximately an inch lengthy, pulpy and fit to be eaten; the fleshy a part of the stem is additionally eaten by means of the population, who name this plant "Cabeza del Viejo." Seed (not relatively ripe) 6 strains long,...

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The flowers have been seen by only Dr. Gregg and Mr. Thurber; they seem to be nocturnal, as the latter gentleman collected them in the early morning hours, commencing to fade. Ovary 9–12 lines long, whole flower 6–8 inches long, about 2½ inches in diameter; bristles at base of tube 1–2 lines, or upwards 4–6 lines, and in var. β. 6–10 lines long; style not reaching above the large anthers; stigmata about 10, suberect. Berry ovate, 1¼–1½ inch long, an inch in diameter, slightly contracted at base, but not stiped nor even clavate, as I formerly was induced to believe, somewhat rostrate at the upper end, bright scarlet, fleshy, and edible.

The rind, and, drying up from the heat of the sun, falls to the ground. 9 line long. Those brought by Mr. Thurber, and largely distributed in this country and in Europe, have well germinated; the cotyledons are short and acute; the seedling plant is globose, grows very slowly, and is rather delicate. 23. C. Thurberi, E. in Sillim.

Cactaceæ. ); ovarii ovati pulvillis orbiculatis obscuro-villosis vix aculeolatis; tubi elongati sepalis 40–60 squamiformibus lineari-lanceolatis acuminatis, inferioribus aculeolos paucos breves, superioribus plures capillares gerentibus; sepalis interioribus 15–20 et petalis totidem lanceolatis acuminatis; stylo stamina æquante; stigmatibus sub-10 erecto-patulis albidis; bacca ovata basi contracta apice rostrata floris rudimentis siccis recurvis demum deciduis coronata pulvillis aculeoligeris mox nudatis munita coccinea pulposa; seminibus magnis oblique obovatis rugosis tenuissime tuberculatis; hilo subbasilari circulari; albumine parcissimo; embryone cotyledonibus foliaceis incumbentibus hamato.

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