Image from page 226 of “Heredity and evolution in plants” (1920)

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Identifier: heredityevolutio00gage
Title: Heredity and evolution in plants
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Gager, C. Stuart (Charles Stuart), 1872-1943
Subjects: Heredity Plants — Evolution
Publisher: Philadelphia, P. Blakiston’s Son & Co.
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
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FIG. 91.—Stangeria paradoxa Moore. Specimen from the cycad houseat the New York Botanical Garden, bearing, at the apex of the stema carpellate cone. (Photo from New York Botanical Garden.) connection. So closely does it resemble a certain fern(Lomaria) that the botanist Kunze, who first described itwhen it was brought from Natal to the botanic garden atChelsea, England, supposed it was a fern, and named itLomaria eriopus. The specimen possessed no fruit, whichwould have helped to identify it. Its leaves, with circinate 1 Stangeria paradoxa Moore = Stangeria eriopus (Kunze) Nash. 208 HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION IN PLANTS vi-rnaiion. have a pinnately compound blade, and leafletswith pinnate dichotomous venation. Two or three yearslater another botanist, examining it more closely, pro-nounced it a fern-like Zamia or a Zamia-like fern.These facts show how puzzling the specimen was, and how (S no )

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