USNM 37418 Cephalotaxopsis microphylla laxa Hollick  


Hollick (1930)

Pl. 19 Fig. 12




From Hollick (1930) (p. 54)

"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. 5, fig. 5b; pl. 7, fig. lOb ). Yukon River, north bank, about 12 miles below Melozi telegraph station (original No. 3AH11); collected by Arthur Hollick and Sidney Paige in 1903 (lot 3248) (pl. 17, fig. 5; pl. 19, figs. 9, 10). Yukon River, south bank, 1 1/2 miles below Seventymile Creek (original No. 8O); collected by G. C. Martin in 1914 (lot 6815) (pl. 19, fig. 1). Yukon River, south bank, about 25 miles below Mission Creek; collected by J. E. Spurr in 1896 (lot 1555) (pl. 19, fig. 2). Yukon River, north bank, 5 miles above Louden station [Nuhochatilton] (original No. 22); collected by W. W. Atwood and H. M. Eakin in 1907 (lot 4635) (pl. 19, fig. 3). Port Moller, 2 miles up the canyon, west from Mud Bay, Alaska Peninsula (original No. 35); collected by W. W. Atwood und H. M. Eakin in 1908 (lot (5187) (pl. 19, fig. 12). Chignik Bay, about 2 miles northeast of Alaska Packers Association cannery, Alaska Peninsula (Original No. 958); collected by T. W. Stanton in 1904 (lot 3521) (pl. 29, fig. 6c)."


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From Hollick (1930) (p. 54)

"Plate 5, Figure 5b; Plate 7. Figure 10b; Plate 17, Figure 5; Plate 19, Flgures 1-3. 9. 10, 12; Plate 29, Figure 6c."

"Leafy twigs or branches; leaves linear-lanceolate or linear-elliptical, about 1 centimeter in maximum length by about 1 millimeter in maximum width, tapering to an acuminate apex, abruptly rounded to a curved cuneate base with a short footstalk or petiole."



From Hollick (1930) (p. 54)

"These specimens have the general aspect of Cephalotaxopsis microphylla Fontaine (1889) (p. 253, pl. 108, fig. 5; pl. 109, fig. 9) but the leaves appear to be less rigid and to be prevailingly rather more lanceolate than elliptical. The general habit of the foliation appears to be more open and lax than is typical of the species; but our collections contain a considerable variety of similar leaf forms which are very diflicult either to differentiate from one another or to segregate into form groups, and portions of certain of the leafy twigs, if taken by themselves, might be regarded as identical with the specific type or with certain of the specimens figured under Cephalotaxopsis heterophylla.

The entire series of specific and varietal forms from Alaska included under the genus Cephalotaxopsis is to be regarded as more or less arbitrarily differentiated, and the specific and varietal names may be regarded as convenient designations for form groups rather than as terms indicating definite botanic entities."