Transactions of the Botanical Society, Том 13

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Botanical Society of Edinburgh, 1879
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Vol. 25: The distribution of Hepaticæ in Scotland, by S.M. Macvicar.

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Стр. 160 - ... impossibility that distinct organic tissues may be found in the Laurentian graphite, if formed from land-plants, more especially if any plants existed at that time having true woody or vascular tissues ; but it cannot with certainty be affirmed that such tissues have been found. It is possible, however, that in the Laurentian period the vegetation of the land may have consisted wholly of cellular plants, as, for example, mosses and lichens ; and if so, there would be comparatively little hope...
Стр. 427 - ... or drinking-cups, and other relics, which visiters were in the habit of purchasing. Happily, further depredations have been prevented by means of an iron rail, which now surrounds the sacred spot ; and this venerable Yew, which, in all probability, was a flourishing tree at the commencement of the Christian era, may yet survive for centuries to come.
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Стр. lxi - ... indeed, which offers a morphological problem of considerable difficulty, and which probably can be effectually solved only by developmental study. The peculiarity consists in the constant occurrence of a solitary flower springing somewhere from the internode below the raceme, either about half-way down towards, or almost close to, the level of the leaf below. So far as observed, the solitary flower is never quite so low as the level of the lower leaf.
Стр. 163 - ... moss taken from the stomach of the reindeer, where it is supposed to have undergone some change fitting it for second-hand consumption.
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Стр. lxii - ... springs. By such an explanation we can dispense with any cumbrous adhesion-hypothesis such as that indicated above. The peculiarity is that the main axis does not per saltum pass from the condition of a leafy axis to that of an axis of inflorescence, but begins by producing one flower and then developing a foliage-leaf, beyond which the series of flowers is uninterrupted. The " usurping shoot," as above indicated, represents the axillary bud of the foliage-leaf by which the raceme is interrupted.
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