|Carl Purpus, Plant Collector in Western America||Report of My Journey in the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Argus and Madurango Ranges (Continued)|
by C. A. Purpus
Bericht uber meine Tour in die sudliche Sierra Nevada und die Argus und Madurango Ranges
Von C. A. Purpus, Daunt, Tulare Co. im August 1897.
Mitt. Deutsch. Dendrol. Ges. 6: 313-318.
| *From the material
lying before me collected by Mr. Purpus, it may be Cupressus arizonica Greene, or, following Masters in A General View of the Genus Cupressus, p. 340, C. benthamii var. arizonica. It has previously been known from the Arizona Mountains; the Santa Catalina, Sierra Madre, Santa Rita, and Chiricahua mountains. The accompanying illustrations (see also Gardeners Chronicle 1895, p. 63) agrees with the material received.
|| In my lecture at
Karlsruhe, 1892 (see Einheitliche Coniferen-Benennung zweite Folge, p. 9), I called attention to the ones discovered by Green in the mountains of eastern Arizona, which have proved to be the hardiest cypress in England.
|| If Mr. Purpus
supplies us with seeds from high elevations of this lovely cypress, we hope that this one will also come into use a a conifer for open spaces. In any event, cultivation experiments should be conducted in suitable habitats.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/7/2002 7:32:11 PM