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Timehri (Volume 1); The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana

Timehri (Volume 1); The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... exhibited, and of the instruction to be gained from an examination of them. The timbers of British Guiana, it is true, have not as yet profited to any appreciable extent from either the Forestry or other Exhibitions, but it may be that a complete collection of samples, as full, comprehensive, and attractive, as was that shewn by the Japanese, might be of service in attracting dealers and manufacturers, on the look out for "new notions" in timber, A New Entomogenous Fungus from British Guiana-- A remarkable fungus growing on a large black ant Camponotus atriceps), found by Mr. C. A. Lloyd on the banks of the Puruni, has recently been described and figured in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History (October 1886) by Mr, William FAWCETT, B. Sc., F.L, S., late Assistant in the Botanical Depart ment, British Museum, and now Director of the Botanic Gardens, Jamaica. The specimen was the only one met with by Mr. Lloyd, though he has collected several specimens of different species of ants-The same species of ant in Brazil is infested with another, but closely allied, fungus; while the new fungus bears a great resemblance to, and possibly is identical with, a species described from New Guinea, where it grows apt on an artf, but on an entirely different insect, viz., a Coccus or Scale-insect. It appears that the fungus attacks the ant while it is living, and that the fine basal mycelial threads, growing through the body, gradually exhaust it, until they grow out at the various joints, and ultimately attach the ant to the leaf on which it stands, while a thin stalk bearing above a globular body, containing spores, grows out behind the head. Mr. Lloyd's name is given to the species, and it is thus described: --Cordyceps Lloydii, nov. s, f. Stromatibus solitariis, pallide o
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217406697
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 6 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217406696
Publisher Date: 14 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 114
Series Title: English
Weight: 218 gr
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