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slender, brown. Fruit slightly depressed at each end; acid and somewhat astringent until fully ripe, when it acquires a pleasant aromatic flavor. It ripens in midsummer. Wood bright brown, slender; buds small, brown, conical; leaves alternate, oval, acute, pointed, thin, light green above, silvery with brown dots below, both surfaces covered with stellate hairs. Grows freely on tolerably dry soil; reproduces closely from seed; a shrub about 6 feet high. The illustration on Plate IX was made from a specimen grown and sent to this office July, 1890, by Prof. T. V. Munson, Denison, Texas. It has also fruited with H. H. Berger & Co., of San Francisco, California.

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