Limnia hassei

Comprehensive Description

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Limnia hassei Rydberg, sp. nov
Annual; stems several, mostly erect, slender, 4-8 cm. high; basal leaves filiform, J 5 cm long, about 1 mm., rarely 1.5 mm. wide; stem-leaves connate, forming a disk 5-S mm. wide; inflorescence sessile, corymbose, rarely exceeding the disk; pedicels 1-2 mm. long; sepals rounded, 1.5-2 mm. long; petals white, spatulate, 3 mm. long; capsule nearly 2 mm. long; seeds black, smooth and shining, barely 1 mm. long.
Caules plerumque ereeti; folia basilaria nliformia; folia caulina connata; inflorescentia brevis sessilis corymbosa; sepala rotunda; petala spathulata alba; semina nigra oitentia.
Tvpe collected on shadv moist hillsides. I.os Angeles County, California, April 25, 1888, Hasse 4120 (herb. X. V. Bot. Card.).
DISTRIBUTION: Southern California and Lower California.
bibliographic citation
Percy Wilson, Per Axel Rydberg. 1932. CHENOPODIALES. North American flora. vol 21(4). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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