Purshia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Purshia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/purshia/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Family

  • Rosaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

achene
Small dry indehiscent fruit that has a single seed (as in e.g. Polylepis).
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
sessile
Lacking a stem or stalk.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Purshia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/purshia/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

A genus of two species in western N. America, belonging to the same tribe of the Rose family as Dryas, Fallugia, and Cowania. Flowers solitary, almost sessile. Carpels one, rarely two, with a short curved, persistent style. Fruit an achene, crowned by the persistent style. The genus is named after F. Pursh, a botanist of German birth who is the author of Flora americae septentrionalis (1814), one of the first works on the flora of N. America.

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