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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 170 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 170
Berlin, Germany  and was also in South Africa, is a hard worker, a good lecturer; gives Engler's course to graduates in latter's absence; also gives another course (3 times a week); is an agreeable conversationalist, is witty, is an all-round capable fellow.  Returning we took in the new Botanic Garden. Its Pflanzen-Geographic Aulage [?] is very interesting. They have an amazing number of species -- 50,000 I understood Diels to say. Europe, the northern slopes and southern slopes of the Alps, the Mediterranean region, Himalayas, South Africa, America, etc. It is strictly a botanic garden and not a pleasure park as is Kew ::::::::: April 11, 1906.  in part. Diels has a depression on the temple side rather like the one in the centre of Sir Dietrich Brandis' forehead. He told me something of his work on the relation of the shape of the upper leaves on their development to fruiting: Marsilia quadrifolia, has at first one blade, then notched, then 3-notched, then 4-leaflets. I think he said 2 or 3 leaflets in succession. But he found a fruiting state in Australia which had only narrow single leaves; i.e. fruiting had not waited for the type of leaves which signaled the appearance of fruits. He has also worked ---------- = Von einem Streiche fallt [?] keine Eiche. -- Deutcher Sprichwort.
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