Chamaebatia foliolosa Benth.

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'Chamaebatia foliolosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/chamaebatia/chamaebatia-foliolosa/). Accessed 2020-10-27.

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    Glossary

    calyx
    (pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
    compound
    Made up or consisting of two or more similar parts (e.g. a compound leaf is a leaf with several leaflets).
    glandular
    Bearing glands.
    lanceolate
    Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
    ovate
    Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
    receptacle
    Enlarged end of a flower stalk that bears floral parts; (in some Podocarpaceae) fleshy structure bearing a seed formed by fusion of lowermost seed scales and peduncle.

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

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    'Chamaebatia foliolosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/chamaebatia/chamaebatia-foliolosa/). Accessed 2020-10-27.

    A semi-evergreen shrub 2 to 3 ft high; young shoots, leaf-stalks and flower-stalks covered with grey down and stalked glands. Leaves fern-like, 112 to 212 in. long, ovate in main outline, but made up of countless tiny hairy leaflets 116 in. long, tri-pinnately arranged. Flowers white, 12 in. across, petals five; receptacle (calyx-tube) funnel-shaped to cup-shaped with five lanceolate lobes, the whole downy and glandular; stamens numerous, yellow; fruit dry, obovoid, enclosed by the calyx. The flowers are produced four to eight together on terminal slender-stalked corymbs 2 to 4 in. long and open in June and July. Bot. Mag., t. 5171.

    Native of California, one of its sites being the Big Tree Grove, Calaveras. It was discovered by Col. Frémont on the Sacramento Mountains in 1844 and collected there by Hartweg in 1848. Soon after Messrs Veitch imported living plants. It bears a strong resemblance to Chamaebatiaria millefolium and has a similar pleasant balsamic odour, but the fruit of that species divides longitudinally when ripe and its short-stalked flowers come numerously in terminal compound pyramidal panicles. Chamaebatia foliolosa is not so hardy as the chamaebatiaria and requires a sunny corner where the soil is light and well-drained; even then it is probably only suitable for the southern counties.

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