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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 94 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 94
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Kew Herbarium - Sir Dietric Brandis anent my studies on Leguminosae says: Pay attention to the sseds; some contain oil; some contain starch; in some they are mixed in the cells.  It is worth looking into. - Dr. Henry has just asked me the difference twixt Coulter Pine and Ponderosa Pine vegetatively - i.e. in shoots.  I could not tell him.  I tried to work this out before coming away to Europe and failed - But I didn't have enough time.  Must do this on returning and write him.  It is remarkable that two pines whose fruits are so unlike - should  :::::::::  Jan. 21, 1906. stand so close together vegetatively.  Henry says that in cul. here, ponderosa is pyramidal and Coulteri spreading.  Coulteri, too, has imbricated pulvini. = Palm trees on the Colorado Desert - see interesting note in Pac. R. Rep. V, 122. : Pineapples - Common food delicacy in England were called "pines".  Do you have pines in California? Oh, yes, 200 & 300 feet high! And the English retell the story as an instance of the shameless fertility in lies of the American!
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