You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Garrya Dougl. ex Lindl.: silktassel
Author: Shepperd, Wayne D.;
Source: In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 547-549.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: The genus Garrya - silktassel - consists of 14 New World species ranging from the Pacific Northwest to Panama (Dahling 1978). Only those in the United States and Mexico are considered here. Garrya is a highland genus occurring in chaparral and coniferous forests above lowland deserts, in semiarid regions, or in coastal or near-coastal conditions. Species may vary in size from low shrubs to trees (table 1). First discovered by David Douglas in the Pacific Northwest in 1826, Garrya was named in honor of Nicholas Garry, the first secretary of the Hudson Bay Company (Dahling 1978). Alternatively classified in Garryaceae and Cornaceae by various taxonomists, the genus will be classified as Garryaceae in this manual, after Dahling (1978) and Kartesz (1994).
Keywords: Garrya Dougl. ex Lindl., silktassel
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Shepperd, Wayne D. 2008. Garrya Dougl. ex Lindl.: silktassel. In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 547-549.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility