"Nelsonia campestris. 1. flowers; 2. pistil; 3. capsule; 4. cross section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Acanthus

"Nelsonia campestris. 1. flowers; 2. pistil; 3. capsule; 4. cross section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

"A genus of Andromeda polifolia of plants of the natural order Ericaceae, distinguished by a 5-valve naked capsule, which splits up through the back of the cells; anthers with two awns, and a globose corolla with the orifice contracted." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Andromeda

"A genus of Andromeda polifolia of plants of the natural order Ericaceae, distinguished by a 5-valve…

Begonia maculate is a spotted, woody shrub. The under side of the leaves are bright crimson, the upper side is green with numerous round spots of silvery white. The flowers range in color from white to coral-red. The capsule has one long, narrow wing.

Habit, Capsule, and Flower of Begonia Maculata

Begonia maculate is a spotted, woody shrub. The under side of the leaves are bright crimson, the upper…

"This hygrometer consists of two thermometers a and b similar to each other in all respects except that one of them has a piece of muslin tied closely over the surface of its bulb c, and kept constantly wet by a few threads of cotton which connect it with the water in the vessel d. the water then which rises from the vessel by capillary attraction spreads over the muslin, and evaporates from its surface with more or less rapidity according to the dryness or moistness of the air; and the greater the dryness of the air the greater is the difference between the observed readings of the dry and the wet thermometers." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bulb Hygrometer

"This hygrometer consists of two thermometers a and b similar to each other in all respects except that…

A pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

General Capsule

A pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

A view from behind of a frontal section through the right elbow joint.

Frontal Section Through Elbow Joint

A view from behind of a frontal section through the right elbow joint.

A sagittal section through the left elbow joint of a child. View from the inner side.

Sagittal Section Through Elbow Joint

A sagittal section through the left elbow joint of a child. View from the inner side.

Pictured are capsules of evening primrose, <i>oenothera biennis</i>. The capsules are an inch long and loosely arranged on the lower part of the flower spikes.

Evening Primrose Capsules

Pictured are capsules of evening primrose, oenothera biennis. The capsules are an inch long and loosely…

The capsule of iris bursts when ripe. When the capsule bursts it discharges its' contents.

Dehiscing Capsule of Iris

The capsule of iris bursts when ripe. When the capsule bursts it discharges its' contents.

The flowers are lietzia brasiliensis are green, richly mottled with brown. The leaves are hairy and taper at both ends.

Habit, Detached Leaf, Flower, and Capsule of Lietzia Brasiliensis

The flowers are lietzia brasiliensis are green, richly mottled with brown. The leaves are hairy and…

"Lythrum salicaria. 1. a flower; 2. the calyx spread open; 3. the pistil; 4. a cross section of the ovary; 5. the capsule; 6. a section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Purple Loosestrife

"Lythrum salicaria. 1. a flower; 2. the calyx spread open; 3. the pistil; 4. a cross section of the…

The capsule of lychnis githago usually has one compartment. The seeds are borne on a central placenta.

Lychnis Githago Capsule and Seeds

The capsule of lychnis githago usually has one compartment. The seeds are borne on a central placenta.

The seed vessel of lychnis burst open lengthwise. The capsule opens by as many teeth as there are styles.

Seed Vessel of Lychnis

The seed vessel of lychnis burst open lengthwise. The capsule opens by as many teeth as there are styles.

The capsules of martynia lutea flowers are similar to the fruit of cherries or plums. The capsule has an outer skin, a pulpy middle layer, and a hard inner shell enclosing a seed. The capsule terminates in two curved beaks or hooks.

Fruit of Martynia Lutea

The capsules of martynia lutea flowers are similar to the fruit of cherries or plums. The capsule has…

Mesembryanthemum pugioniforme are large and pale yellow. The flowers bloom July to September. The shrub grows one foot tall.

Flowering Branch and Immature Capsule of Mesembryanthemum Pugioniforme

Mesembryanthemum pugioniforme are large and pale yellow. The flowers bloom July to September. The shrub…

Oxalis corniculata flowers are yellow and bloom spring to autumn. Pictured are the habit, detached bud, expanded flower, and capsule.

Oxalis Corniculata

Oxalis corniculata flowers are yellow and bloom spring to autumn. Pictured are the habit, detached bud,…

A capsule is a pod that splits into three pieces.

Pod

A capsule is a pod that splits into three pieces.

A capsule is a pod that splits into three pieces.

Pod

A capsule is a pod that splits into three pieces.

"It consists of a glass tube or capsule A, having on the bottom and a little way up a highly polished silver surface, and closed by a cork with two holes. through one of these holes the stem of a thermometer B passes, having its bulb at the bottom of the silvered capsule, and the other end may, if desired, be connected with an aspirator or air-pump. In making an observation as much either is introduced into the capsule A as will cover the bulb of the thermometer, and then by transmitting air through the tube C the ether vapor is withdrawn from the capsule A through another tube D." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Regnaults Hygrometer

"It consists of a glass tube or capsule A, having on the bottom and a little way up a highly polished…

"Aneilema crispatum; 1. a flower; 2. the calyx and pistil; 3. the capsule; 4, 5, seeds; 6. a section of ditto showing the embryo; 7. the papilla; 8. the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Spiderwort

"Aneilema crispatum; 1. a flower; 2. the calyx and pistil; 3. the capsule; 4, 5, seeds; 6. a section…

"Stylidium calcaratum. 1. anthers and stigma, forming the point of the column; 2. capsule split open; 3. seed." -Lindley, 1853

Book Triggerplant

"Stylidium calcaratum. 1. anthers and stigma, forming the point of the column; 2. capsule split open;…