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Our Native Ferns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Clapham. (Plate LI.)--This very singular Fern was raised from spores by Mr. A. Clapham, of Scarborough, a gentleman who has perhaps been more successful than any one else in obtaining remarkable varieties of British species from spores. It is exceedingly beautiful and very distinct. The lower portion of the frond is very much narrowed, the leafy part being often all but wanting, except at the base itself, where it becomes dilated; above it is ramose, forming multifid-crisped tassels, which are marginate. At the apex the form is that of a large spreading tassel. Length of frond varying from nine to twelve inches, and width of the apex (that is, of the tassel) about six inches. There are two forms, the one branching into two distinct fronds at the base. Mr. C. Elworthy has more recently raised a similar form from spores. For the simple form I am indebted to Mr. Stansfield, of Todmorden, and for the double form to Mr. C. Monkman, of Malton, both of whose forms I have figured. My thanks are due to Mr. Clapham for plants. Edwabdsii, Lowe. (Fig. 613.)--A diminutive form of cristatum found by Mr. Edwards, of Nuthall, Nottinghamshire, in Devonshire. It closely resembles the variety known as cristatum of Veiteh, except in being much more diminutive. It is a fine corymbiferous form. The illustration is from Mr. Edwards' plant. Biceps, Lowe. (Fig. 614.)--Another of the rariabile section found at Littleham, in Devonshire, by the Rev. C. Padley, of Beaconfield, Plymouth. Subpermanent. Undulate, with thin fronds facing each other, the one being much shorter than the other. A dwarf form. The illustration is from Mr. Padley's frond. Duplex, Lowe. (Fig. 615.)--Found at Littleham, Devonshire, by the Ry. C. Padley, of Beaconfield, near Plymouth. Of the...

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