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Island Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus montanus var. blancheae (Schneid.) F. L. Martin

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Cercocarpus alnifolius Rydberg, sp. nov
Cercocarpus belulaefolius Blancheae C. K. Schneid. Mitt. Deuts. Dendr. Ges. 14: 127, mainly. 1905.
Tree 5-10 m. high, with a trunk 2-5 dm. in diameter; bark gray, rough, on the older parts much cracked; branches glabrate; petioles about 1 cm. long; leaf-blades rounded-oval, 3-6 cm. long, 2.5-4 cm. wide, sparingly appressed-pubescent when young but glabrate above, somewhat villousto mentulose beneath, dentate with short and broad teeth; lateral veins 6 or 7 on each side; tube of the hypanthium about 12 mm. long, villous-tomentose; limb hemispheric-campanulate, together with the sepals 6-7 mm. wide, villous-tomentose without, glabrate within; sepals broadly triangular, obtuse; achenes about 12 mm. long, silky; style in fruit 5-6 cm. long, usually strongly curved.
Type collected at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, June, 1896, Blanche Trask (U. S. Nat. Herb.).
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Per Axel Rydberg. 1913. ROSACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 22(5). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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