Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Volume N . 26

Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Volume N . 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...becoming strongly so in fruit, ending obliquely in short teeth, the upper tooth the longest; corolla rose-purple, the slender tube 4 to 6 lines in length, with little or no distinctly enlarged throat, the subregular abruptly spreading limb 1 to 2 lines in diameter; stamens strongly didynamous, the upper pair much shorter and occasionally with abortive anthers: style puberulent above; capsule cartilaginous, very gibbous, laterally compressed, narrowed from a moderately broad base, acute, deeply furrowed on the sides; seeds minute, acute at each end.--Collected by Mr. J. W. Congdon, in Mariposa County, California, at Zimmerman's Ranch, in March, 1887, in April, 1888 (flowers and fruit), and in May, 1888 (fruit); also at Stockton Creek, March. 18S9 (flowers); and at Agua Fria (fruit). The diminutive size and nearly acaulescent character of flowering specimens of this plant made it at first appear probable that it represented merely a dwarfed, early-spring form of one of the larger-flowered species. The constant characters of Mr. Congdon's specimens, however, collected as they were at different dates and localities, and representing very different stages of development, prove it a normal form and a distinct species. While the vegetative habit is much like that of M. Kelloygii, Curran, it is distinguished from that species by its much shorter corolla-tube and smaller limb, as well as by its acute and not at all oblong capsules. Fiom M. pnkhelhis, Greone, it differs in its smaller rose-purple corolla without the yellow lip, in its much shorter calyxteeth, and in other ways. In its short corolla-tube and very gibbous capsule it resembles M. latifolius, Gray, but differs in its smaller size, in its habit of branching from the base, (the stem of more

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