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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 76 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 76
Pisa, Italy  material is better housed. He has a great lot of liquid material in good jars, especially rich in Java material which he has himself collected. He has written a paper on Java phalloidea, showing me a peculiar species with a free lace-ike veil about the stipe. A cucurbitaceous gourd, oblong-globose, about the size of the hat, had dehisced so as to be open on the whole top, showing the seeds which were flat with very broad white-membranaceous wings, very suggestive of Bignoniaceae.  It snowed all day and Genoa was in consequence very picturesque. The next morning at 7:40 I left for Pisa, reaching that ancient ::::::::: Feb. 13, 1906  city at 1:45. It seemed as if about 2/3 the distance were through tunnels, the line following the broken coast, which gave a good setting to the numerous towns and villages. Every bit of land was accounted for, the tops of bluffs being set with a garden altho it well nigh over-hung the sea. Then down into a flat country and on to Pisa. Stopped until 5:15, putting in the time in the town, with its fine old cathedral and great Campanile famous to us as the Leaning Tower. The Leaning Tower looks exactly as it does in the picture in the old Wilson's Fifth Reader. I went up to the top by a circular stair which ascends
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