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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 22 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 22
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Kew Herbarium  oaks, two var. of Live Oak, abounding in our high mountain districts I think would be valuable. Also the Abies bracteata I intended to have sent but after spending 19 days in going for it I had the mortification of finding that I was too late in the Season. I did not obtain a cone and but a mere handfull of seed.  All the descriptions that I have seen of this remarkable and most beautiful of all the firs have failed to give any correct idea of its appearance. In the locality that I visited; Santa Lucia Mntns, it grows to the height of 130 to 150 feet, straight as a line, the trunk tapering, ::::::::: Nov. 8, 1905  from the ground to the top, as regular as it could be hewn and retaining its lateral branches fine and healthy to the very base. I have never seen it deprived of its lower branches; which are slim and graceful; except in thickets where it was impossible for them to grow. Its outlines are those of an elongated pyramid for two thirds of its length surmounted with a spire, the pencil of the artist could not give it a more regular shape than it appears in nature.  I would consider it a great favor to be put in communication with some one or more persons who would like to obtain as
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