Table 19. Comptonia asplenifolia.
Fig. 1. Represents a flowering twig of Comptonia asplenifolia, culled in April. At this time the dead leaves of the preceding year are frequently found on the stems; and the buds of the new leaves, only begin to appear. The long aments are the male, the short red ones, the female.
2. A branch of the plant in fruit, with the perfect leaves.
3. A stipule.
4. A collection of nuts cleared of the surrounding investment.
5. A single nut.
(All of the natural size.)
This image is from W. Barton's Vegetable Materia Medica, 1817 (Vol. I), 1818 (Vol. II), Comptonia.