USNM 37669 Cornus benjamini Hollick  


Hollick (1930)

Pl. 85 Fig 4b, 5




From Hollick (1930) (p. 112-113)

"Chignik Bay, Alaska Peninsula about 2 miles northeast of Alaska Packers Association cannery (original No. 958); collected by T. W. Stanton in 1904 (lot 3521)."


Locality Map



From Hollick (1930) (p. 112-113)

"Plate 85, Figures 4b, 5"

"Leaves varying in size from 1.5 centimeters in length by 9 millimeters in width to 3.5 centimeters in length by 1.9 centimeters in width, ovate-elliptical, entire, tapering above to an acuminate, wedge-shaped apex; nervation well defined, pinnate subacrodrome; secondary nerves three or four on each side of the midrib, irregularly alternate, subparallel, leaving the midrib at acute angles of divergence, curving sharply upward, ultimately thinning out and disappearing in or close to the margin, the upper ones extending to rhe apex."



From Hollick (1930) (p. 112-113)

"It is possible that these leaves may represent small forms of the species from the same locality referred to Cornus forchhammeri Heer, the species first described; but leaves so small could not be included in the species without amending the specific description. If similar leaves of intermediate size should be found however, it might be advisable to regard them all as specifically identical.

The species is named for Mr. Marcus Benjamin, of the United States National Museum in recognition of his many years of conscientious scientific literary work in connection with that institution."