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Jepson Field Book volume 28_52 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 28_52
Moraga Ridge [31 Jan. 1914] Umbellularia californica, covers the east slopes, locally, of upper San Leandro Canon, in dense clumpy many stemmed fashion, huge bushes really. The traveler from Humboldt or Mendocino finds this canon side growth very strange. He is used only to trees in river bottoms. -Pinus tuberculata. The tallest trees on Moraga ridge are 20-25 ft. [feet] high. The largest trees are always, I think, or at least commonly, with much branched axis. The top is often contorted or crooked much branched like Pinus contorta of northern beaches. Low branching is often seen.  ::::::::: [Moraga Ridge] 31 Jan. 1914 This is very characteristic of the species in this place and I am skeptical of the figures for great height given for this species by Lemmon. -Rubus vitifolius.  Stems 10 to 15 feet long, one year old canes, white as frost, in bottom of Kohler Canon, Oakland Hills, forming a dense tangle. -Ceanothus sorediatus, stump sprouts i.e. from root-crown., rather vigorously. One "tree," trunk 4 1/2 ft. h. [feet high] and spreading crown 4 ft [feet] more. [See p. 58] Along trail summit of Oakland Hills between Redwood Peak and Kohler Pass, east slope just below ridge summit, in clearing the trail, the following facts were
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