USNM 37472 'Urtica' exemplaris Hollick  

Notes

Hollick (1930)

Pl. 29 Fig. 4b

 

 

Locality

From Hollick (1930) (p. 73)

"Chignik River, just below Long Bay, Alaska Peninsula (original No. 55); collected by W. W. Atwood and H. M. Eakin in 1908 (lot 5297) (pl. 29, fig. 4b). Port Moller, 2 miles up the canyon west from Mud Bay, Alaska Peninsula (original No. 35); collected by W. W. Atwood and H. M. Eakin in 1908 (lot 5187) (pl. 39, fig. 2)."

 

Locality Map

 

Description

From Hollick (1930) (p. 73)

"Plate 29, Figure 4b; Plate 39, Figure 2"

"Leaf about 3 centimeters in length by about 2.4 centimeters in maximum width, ovate-lanceolate, with a broad wedge-shaped base and apparently an acuminate apex; margin triangular-dentate, with relatively large, narrow, acute, ascending and spreading teeth; nervation palmate from the base, consisting of two sharply ascending, inward-curved lateral primaries with anastomosing branches on the outer sides, from which fine nervilles extend into the teeth; and short secondary nerves that anastomose with the lateral primaries and with one another in a series of angular loops, from the angles of which fine nervlles extend into the teeth."

 

Remarks

From Hollick (1930) (p. 73)

"This leaf possesses every character of the genus Urtica alaskana, and can hardly be dlstinguished specifically from certain leaf forms of the living Urtica urens Linnaeus. This generic relationship is discussed in connection with Urtica alaskana, the species last described, and need not be further considered."