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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 24 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 24
Mohave Desert, Barstow. 2100 ft  which are often a very beautiful red-brown! as if autumnal coloration. Mesas as well as flats, but char. [?] Atripex species of mesas. No. 5171. Atriplex canescens. 3 ft. h. Flats or washes. No. 5171a.  "              var. laciniata. No. 5172.        [Chrysothamnus paniculatus (Gray) Hall] Tufted composite, shrub 4 or 5 ft. h., the foliage tufted at ends of long erect cane-like stems several from base & branching mostly at top. Wash No. 5173. Atriplex polycarpa  2 ft. h. Very spiny-twiggy. Dioecious. No. 5173a. ::::::::: Oct. 19, 1912  No. 5174. Atriplex torreyi. Plants [signs for male & female] filling the Mohave River bed for miles as at the Waterman Ranch, shrub 2 to 5 ft. h., densely & intricately branched. The plants are rather spiny, the lateral axes of flowering panicles form the spines below the next season. No. 5175. Dicoria canescens T. & G. Loosely branches from base, Comp. with gray foliage now dried up but still persisting. 4 roundish short bracts to involucre; 1 or 2 much  inflated thin bracts enclosing 4 or 5 fls with 5-lobed thin whitish corolla and a staminal column bearing 5 distinct anthers. Outside these 4 fls are 1 or 2 flowers without corolla consisting of an ovary with flat face -- cont. p. 32
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