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Fragaria insularis Rydberg, sp. nov
Fragaria vesca Lowe, Man. Fl. Madeira 1 : 246, in part. 1868.
Rootstock very thick and short ; leaves rather thin, sparingly silky on both sides, more densely so on the veins beneath, dark-green above, glaucous beneath ; petioles 2-7 cm. long, silky with spreading hairs ; leaflets rounded-obovate, 2-4 cm. long, coarsely serrate with ovate teeth, rounded at the apex, subsessile ; scape low, about equaling the leaves or less, silky with spreading hairs, often with a leafy bract ; pedicels silky-strigose ; flowers 1 cm. or less in diameter ; hypanthium densely silky ; bractlets linear-lanceolate, 2-3 mm. long ; sepals lance-ovate, acuminate, about 3 mm. long in flower, in fruit spreading ; petals white, obovate, a little exceeding the sepals ; fruit red, subglobose, about 8 mm. in diameter ; achenes superficial.
Type collected at Cinchona, Jamaica, at an altitude of 1500 m., in 1906, Wm, Harris 9216
(in herb. N. Y. Bot. Gard.). . .
Distribution : On banks and in pastures, Jamaica, perhaps introduced ; the same also
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Per Axel Rydberg. 1908. ROSACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 22(4). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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