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Jepson Field Book volume 27 page 58 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 27 page 58
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Mohave Desert    Calico Wash c. 2300 ft. ----------  subulate, pubescent, nearly distinct. Stamens 5, unequal & unequally inserted. Ovary a little hairy. Plants flat on ground, making purple spots. No. 5414. Gilia eremica Jepson. Cor. tubular, its oblong lobes rotately spreading. Stamens well exserted from tube. Lobes shorter than tube. Calyx embedded in a woolly coat, its free spiny teeth projecting. Cor. lavender. Cor. lobes bilabiately arranged, two lobes spreading right & left in lower lip, three lobes in upper lip, rarely 4/1. = Hugelia eremica Jepson. No. 5415. Menodora spinescens Gray  Cor. white, its lobes broad, spreading, cordately auricled so that 2 lobes stand inside, ::::::::: May 6, 1913. ---------- 2 outside, and one with edge in and the other out. Stamens 2, inserted in tube. Style one. Corolla tubular with spreading limb. Stems numerous forming a clump 15 to 24 inches high and covering a space of a square foot, the old dead stems amongst the live ones. See p. 62 cont. - Yucca arborescens. Calico Wash. Short-leaved species. I am sitting on the ground beneath a tree 24 ft. h. and 6 ft. 6 in. circ. at 4 ft. It casts a rather dense shade, very little of the sun's rays get rhrough, on account of the numerous arms rather than the foliage. It makes a better and more grateful shade than Pinus sabiniana. Sitting here on the ground studying flower parts under a lens is a pleasant occupation. When one's eyes tire there are the desert ranges stretching out one beyond another
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