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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 28 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 28
Barstow 2100 ft. No. 5838. Eriogonum pusillum I. & G. No. 5839. Eriogonum thomasii. Per. [perianth] in anthesis yellow, its segs. plane; in fruit enlarged, sacccate, reflexed! No. 5840. Atriplex hymenelytra One foot high. (Discarded insect damaged) No. 5841. Rafinesquia neo-mexicana Gray. Flowers pure white, the backs of the ligules purplish-brown marked bracts, inner, green with a lanceolate purplish midrib and white border, the calyculate one similarly marked save for the purplish center.  In protection of bushes. No. 5842. Plantago.  Stony hills everywhere. No, 5843. Mentzelia albicaulis Dougl. Bark very white & smooth. Petals yellow, not orange nor golden, 2 to 2 1/2 lines long, acute at ::::::::: 29 Apr. 1914. apex.  Seeds in one row! on each placenta.  Style sharply 3-cleft but the divisions so closely appressed at this stage that look like one entire style! Petals obovate, merely obtuse at apex.  Filaments all filiform.  Answer well the description of  M. albicaulis. cf. no. 5833. - Erodium texanum Gray.  No. 5817, cont. from p. 15.  Barstow, hills south. - Sphaeralcea, no. 5837. [cont. from p. 27 at bottom] anywhere in Synoptical Flora or Bot.  Cal.  The species  of both Malvastrum & Sphaeralcea seem poorly described or else  very difficult and perhaps little known.  This experience with this plant shows  the  futility of the distinction between these tow genera.
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