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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 66 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 66
Brannan's Landing, Whipple Mts. San Bernardino Co. Colorado River ---------- - Cat Claw, Acacia greggii, is surely well-named. One cannot go or pass near it but that it seizes your clothing and the sensation is very like that of a cat's claws. Branches characteristically very long and slender. No. 5221. Hofmeisteria pluriseta  Comp. bush 18 in. h. & 3 ft. broad on face rock wall. See Parish in litt. Mar. 28, 1/3 as "5222" No. 5222. Hyptis emoryi Torr  Many-stemmed bush 6 to 10 ft., the stems straight, slender, tall. Wash. cont. p. 67. - Mesquite, (Prosopis juliflora) with its sweet nutritious pods, a desert tree known to prospectors who may scarcely know the name of any other desert ::::::::: 25. Oct. 1912 ---------- bush, is to be compared to the St. John's Bread Tree amd similar species of Palestine. - No. 5224. Palo Verde, Parkinsonia microphylla. pale yellow tree, as if just bursting into green in spring  One tree 20 ft. h. with three trunks from base 10 or 11 in diam. at ground. Bark yellow-green. Leaflets 4 or 5 pairs, elliptic. - Olneya tesotii, No. 5223, blue-green foliage, one tree 45 ft. h. 2 ft. diam. at ground. No. 5222. Cont. Corolla pale blue, its lips spreading above the calyx, its tube not exserted. Upper cor. lip cleft, the lobes with approximate-recurving tips. Lateral lobes lip quandrangular in general outline but with rounded apex (that the lips short, broad & with parallel sides).
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