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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 100 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 100
Royal Gardens, Kew - Dr. Henry says Douglas Spruce loses its leader in a gale in Britain and is, so, unsuited to this climate.  Tsuga heterophylla on the other hand has, as I have often noticed in the field, a long whip-like leader which bends easily and does not break off.  Nootka Spruce is a stinking Spruce.  The two Am. sp. of Catalpa have leaves alike but can be distinguised by the odor. Ball, John.  Botanized in California.  See Britten's Index also.  Went with J. Hooker on Morocco Trip.  "Journal of a Town in Morocco" Hooker and Ball.  His Calif. plants are at Kew and Berlin. :::::::::  May 15, 1906  Ceanothus Veitchianus Hook. in Bot. Mag. 4806. A hybrid.  The stems and inflorescence suggest thyrsiflorus as one parent, the small roundish or elliptic leaves are smaller than but recall those of C. purpurea as do also some of the inflorescences. Ceanothus arboreus Greene.  It was first collected by Gambell not Nuttall as said by Trelease and by Brandegee.  The label of the spm. [speciemn] in Kew Hb. is in hand of Nuttall, "Ceanothus floribundus. Catalina Isalnd. U. Calif" Below Hooker wrote: "Nuttall from Gambell", which is sufficient evidence.  I have, however, consulted the Hooker Correspondence with result as seen on the following pp.
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