Torreya, Volume 9

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Torrey Botanical Club., 1909 - Botany

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Page 32 - Sicily; in 1815 he returned to the United States, where he spent the remainder of his life. He...
Page 21 - Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England, from its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System," were published in 1790. Dr. Aikin's " England Delineated ;" Cough's edition of ' ' Hutchins's Dorsetshire ;" Mr. Nichols's " History of Leicestershire,
Page 12 - ... observe any lateral movement as in Mimosa. This is not owing to insensitiveness, but to equal contractions on all sides balancing each other. The shortening •of length of various radial organs like soft stem, tendril, pistil, and stamen, can easily be shown by means of magnifying levers. Again, if we take a hollow tubular organ of some ordinary plant, say the peduncle of daffodil, it is clear that the protected inner side of the tube must be the more excitable. When this is cut in the form...
Page 37 - ... which the book could scarcely have been written. NORMAN TAYLOR. BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN, 30 July, 1914. •*•* INTRODUCTION* 1. The range covered by this book is that laid down by the committee on local flora of the Torrey Botanical Club in their Preliminary Catalogue of 1888. It comprises all of the state of Connecticut; Long Island; in New York the counties bordering the Hudson River up to and including Columbia and Greene, also Sullivan and Delaware counties; all of New Jersey; and Pike,...
Page 37 - ... down by the committee on local flora of the Torrey Botanical Club in their Preliminary Catalogue of 1888. It comprises all of the state of Connecticut; Long Island; in New York the counties bordering the Hudson River up to and including Columbia and Greene, also Sullivan and Delaware counties; all of New Jersey; and Pike, Wayne, Monroe, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon, Bucks, Berks, Schuylkill, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania. (See map,...
Page 7 - Florideae in some repects more clostly than they do any other plants, while at the same time they are more surely Ascomycetes than many forms included in this group, and the writer sees no sufficient reason why they should not be placed in the Pyrenomycetes, as a group coordinate with the Perisporiales, Hypocreales, etc.
Page 18 - Women hereby announces the offer of a second prize of one thousand dollars for the best thesis written by a woman, on a scientific subject, embodying new observations and new conclusions based on an independent laboratory research in biological, chemical or physical science.
Page 18 - ... colleges. On May 17 she was given a luncheon in New York by the American Chemical Society, the American Electrochemical Society, the Chemists Club and American sections of the Societe de Chimie industrielle and the Society of Chemical Industry. In the evening a recep.tion in honor of Mme. Curie was given at the American Museum of Natural History by the New York Academy of Sciences and the New York Mineralogical Club. On Wednesday afternoon the American Association of University Women welcomed...
Page 15 - ... to absorb the CO'. Air is forced through tube A (tube B being open) for a few minutes until the most of the air in the bell glass is devoid of CO. What CO is left in the glass will be absorbed by the NaOH in the cylinder. The air is changed every day so that if there were anything in air beside CO that helped in photosynthesis the plant would be sure to have it. Tube B is kept closed except when it seems necessary to introduce water through it to the plant. Before commencing the experiment the...
Page 18 - Society amalgamated with the Society for Plant Morphology and Physiology and the American Mycological Society in 1905.

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