Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt.

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

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'Cercocarpus ledifolius' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cercocarpus/cercocarpus-ledifolius/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Glossary

entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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

Recommended citation
'Cercocarpus ledifolius' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cercocarpus/cercocarpus-ledifolius/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

A small, evergreen tree, sometimes 40 ft high, or a shrub, similar to C. montanus in flower and fruit, but very distinct in its foliage. Young shoots hairy; leaf somewhat resinous, lanceolate or narrow oblong, 12 to 112 in. long, 18 to 38 in. wide; dark green and becoming glabrous above, downy beneath, the margins entire and decurved; the midrib is prominent, but the side veins are not conspicuous as in C. montanus. The fruits are terminated by the silky, plume-like style, 2 to 3 in. long, characteristic of the genus.

Native of western N. America, from Oregon south to New Mexico. It has been grown at Kew, where it is quite hardy, but is not at present in the collection. Flowers in June. Introduced about 1879.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

This species was reintroduced to Kew by natural-source seed received in 1979 and 1980.