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stellen. De beschikbare exemplaren gaan natuurlijk naar de octrooibureaux, die dergelijke octrooien behandelen. Het schijnt ons toe dat schenders van een octrooi van deze belemmering te zijner tijd een dankbaar gebruik zullen kunnen maken.

De lectuur der octrooischriften is een aangename, doch doet gegronde twijfel rijzen of er iemand is, die op grond van de beschrijvingen ooit een dier planten zal kunnen herkennen (zie x?ijlage 7). De meerderheid der vermelde eigenschappen geldt voor vele plantenvormen. Wij laten hieronder een kleine bloemlezing volgen.

Plant Patent 2. A rose, which is unique in character, nig/ily delectable and aestlictic to onc's sense of sight> as well as pleasant to one's smell — emitting a high degree of fragrance, of an extremely desirable quality — is of stiong, vigorous and quick growth; has extra long sterns; is practically free from diseases; produces more sterns and a greater number of blooms to each bush; produces blooms of an unusually large size — has a high degree of resistance against insects, blight, fungi and atmosphenc influences.

Plam Patent 3. Carnation, having a calyx so constructed as to support this type of flower without bursting. The more important features which I believe distinguish my new carnation from all other known varieties are: first* the f ower is very large; larger than any other white carnation known to me and larger than most colored carnations

sixth. fiowers cut and placed in water under ordinary conditions retain their freshness of appearance ten days to two weeks — a period much longer than that of the usual carnation —.

Plant Patent 6. (rose) the petals regularly arranged and upnght giving a gardenia-like effect.

Plant Patent 7. (peach) fruit-melting when full ripe, very juicy, quality excellent. — It is to be understood that the roregoing characters are typical but subject perhaps to slight vanation which may arise by reason of chansje of environment.

Plant Patent 8. I claim the new variety of rosebush, herein shown and described, characterized by having roses in which the petals are a red color of a shade between spectrum and carmine.

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