Flora Franciscana; An Attempt to Classify and Describe the Vascular Plants of Middle California

Flora Franciscana; An Attempt to Classify and Describe the Vascular Plants of Middle California

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...pinnatifid: fl. deep yellow, 1 in. broad; petals mostly obcordate, with a minute cusp in the sinus: stamens very many, half as long as the petals; filaments filiform, or slightly subulate-dilated at base; anthers, small, orbicular: seeds unknown."--Marysville Buttes, Jepson, and southward along the foothills of the Sierra. Possibly all the so-called M. gracilenta of the interior of California may be of this very genuine species. It is a very beautiful plant, resembling the next. 9. M. Lindleyi, T. & O. Fl. i. 533 (1840): M. Bartonia, Stend. Nom, i. 189 (1840). Bartonia aurea, Lindl. Bot. Reg. t. 1831. Slender, simple or bushy-branched, 1--3 ft. high: leaves ovate to narrowly lanceolate, 2--3 in. long, from pectinate-pinnatifid to coarsely toothed: fl. axillary and terminal: calyx-lobes rather broadly lanceolate, %--% in. long: fl. vespertine: petals obovate, abruptly acuminate or cuspidate, 1 in. long or more, golden yellow: filaments many, very slender, unequal, the longest almost equalling the petals; anthers minute, oval: capsule 1 in. long or more: seeds angular, tuberculate. Common in the Mt. Diablo Range, near Livermore, on Mt. Hamilton, etc., on dry open hillsides. Flowers large; petals 5 or 10; stamens t-ery numerous, the outer peta loid-dilated; seeds many, in double rows on the 3 placentx, horizontally flattened and wiuged.--Genus Nuttallia, Raf. 10. M. lwricanlis, T. & O. Fl. i. 535 (1840); Dougl.; Hook. FL i. 221. t. 69 (1833), under Rartonia. Biennial, stout, branched above, 2--3 ft. high; stem white, scarcely roughened: leaves lanceolate, sinuatetoothed, 2--8 in. long: ti. sessile on short branches, 3--4 in. broad, light yellow, dinrnal: calyx-tube naked; segments 1 in. long or more: petals oblanceolate, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236854268
  • 9781236854261