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Fraxinus cuspidata Torr.

Modern name

Fraxinus cuspidata Torr.


F. macropetala Eastw.

Although perhaps not in cultivation in Britain at the present time, this ash deserves mention as the only American representative of the section Ornus. Leaflets five to nine, lanceolate to ovate, 112 to 214 in. long, up to 1 in. wide, acute or acuminately tapered at the apex, glabrous, distinctly stalked. Flowers in glabrous panicles. Petals four, linear, 12 in. or slightly more long, united at the base into a short tube. It is a shrub or small tree, native to the south-western USA and N. Mexico.



Other species in the genus