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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 104 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 104
Kew Herbarium I like the plate very much, it leaves nothing to be desired but the structure of the seed wh. for the present must remain a desideratum.  It is probably similar to that of Garrya. [l.c.p.341] [l.c.p.342. relates chiefly to the Rocky Mt. Collector Gordon, at the time, May 31, 1844, in England] Sutton nr. Rainhill, October 31st -44. Sir Wm. Hooker Dear Sir:- I am happy to hear of the progress of your collectors and make no doubt they will meet with many interesting plants and seeds.  As to places in N. California and Oregon; of  :::::::::  May 20, 1906 the former I should say that the interior is yet unknown 20 mls. from the sea coast and Douglas never went as far as St. Diego whence I embarked, A degree further south the country is a dry desert, but not the less interesting to the botanist as I am assured it abounds with Cacti, etc.  The Cactus described to you by Wm McDonald is wholly unknown to me it approaches the Californian [sp?_ but that has no proper bonnet and yellowish-green flowers succeeded by edible berries of a greenish color like gooseberries. The mountains of Oregon I am persuaded are far from being well examined most of them have never been visited.  St. Helena near
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