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Title:
Wells' pyxie moss
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Flowers
Diapensiaceae
Wells' pyxie moss (Pyxidanthera brevifolia)
Original Format:
Lantern slide; Black-and-white slides; 3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021045
Photographer:
Created Date:
circa to
Description:
Wells' pyxie moss; From Natural Gardens (page 380): "Very low, creeping perennials with white flowers solitary and terminating the numerous branchlets; stamens 5, attached to the corolla tube; pistil of 3 united carpels: leaves small, evergreen more or less overlapping. Two species: P. brevifolia (Fig. 83) forms flat compact mats in deep, dry sand; leaves very short, seldom over 1/16 in. long. Rare species only known from vicinity of Spout Springs, Harnett County, North Carolina."
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Lantern slides
Location:
Sandhills (Ga.-N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells
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