Comprehensive Description

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Mascagnia brittonii Small, sp. nov
Leaf-blades lanceolate to oblong, 1-3 cm. long, acute or obtuse, or sometimes notched at the apex, thick, shining, especially above, glabrous, reticulate, short-petioled ; flowerstalks very slender, pliable ; sepals oblong-ovate, 2.5-3 mm. long, ciliolate, the glandsabout one half the length of the sepal-body ; petals lilac, 4-5 mm. long, with ovate, erose-undulate blades ; samaras reniform, 14-18 mm. wide, the lateral wings entire, the dorsal wing prominent.
Type collected on a coral rock bench at Guantanarao Bay, Oriente, Cuba, March, 1909, A r . L. Britton 1900 (herb. N. Y. Bot. Gard.).
Distribution : About Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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