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Ellis' Stinking Milkvetch

Astragalus praelongus var. ellisiae (Rydb.) Barneby

Charlotte Cortland Ellis

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Charlotte Cortland Ellis(27 June 1874 – 17 March 1956) was an American botanist who discovered and collected the Holotype specimen of Astragalus praelongus var. ellisiae. This plant was subsequently named in her honour.1

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Eugene Jercinovic (February 21, 2008). "Charlotte Ellis of the Sandia Mountains". The New Mexico Bontanist, avaliable at http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/rangescienceherbarium/documents/42pdf.pdf (accessed 19 November 2014)
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Comprehensive Description

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Jonesiella ellisiae Rydberg, sp. nov
A perennial; stem 3-5 dm. high, sulcate, more or less flexuose; leaves about 1 dm. long, the rachis glabrous; stipules deltoid, 3-5 cm. long, reflexed; leaflets 15-19, oblong or oblanceolate, about 1 cm. long, glabrous; peduncles about 1 dm. high, sulcate; racemes about 3 cm. long; bracts lanceolate, 2 mm. long; pedicels 2 mm. long; calyx nearly glabrous, the tube 5 mm. long, the teeth subulate, 3 mm. long; corolla apparently white, with a purple-tipped keel; banner obovate, slightly arcuate, about 18 mm. long; wings somewhat shorter, the blade oblanceolate, with a large basal auricle; keel-petals about 15 mm. long, the blade broadly lunate, with a dark-purple tip; pod somewhat arcuate, about 3 cm. long, 6 mm. wide and S mm. thick, tapering at each end, almost sessile, glabrous, the septum 1.5 mm. broad, at least the lower suture sulcate.
Type collected in the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico, April 30, 1914, Charlotte C. Ellis 421 (U.S. Nat. Herb.).
Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
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Per Axel Rydberg. 1919. (ROSALES); FABACEAE; PSORALEAE. North American flora. vol 24(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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