USNM 37474 Zizyphus pseudomeeki Hollick  

Notes

Hollick (1930)

Pl. 29 Fig. 6b

 

Locality

From Hollick (1930) (p. 103)

"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

 

Description

From Hollick (1930) (p. 103)

"Plate 29, Figure 6b; Plate 79, Figure 3"


"Leaves short petiolate, oval-elliptical, about 4 centimeters in length by 3 centimeters in width, rounded to the base, crenate above the middle, entire below; nervation palmate, slightly suprabasilar, acrodrome, consisting of a weak midrib, a pair of simple, curved inner primaries of equal rank with the midrib, with secondary branches on the outer sides that connect with and merge into an outer, somewhat weaker pair, the latter more or less irregular or looped above with fine nervilles extending to and terminating in the marginal crenations."

 

Remarks

From Hollick (1930) (p. 103)

"In each of these specimens, unfortunately, the upper part is missing and the apical character can not be determined. In some respects they are suggestive of certain leaves of Zizyphus meeki Lesquereux (1873; 1878) (p. 388; p. 275, pl. 51, figs. 10 - 14) a Tertiary species that includes a considerable variety of leaf forms. A specimen referred to the species by Ward (1886; 1887) (p. 554, pl. 52, fig. 1; p. 74, pl. 33, fig. 5) from the post-"Laramie" of Wyoming, resembles ours more closely than any of those figures by Lesquereux, and if our species should be found to possess an apiculate or tapering apex the resemblance to Ward's figure would be very close."