Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Fraxinus anomala Torrey ex. Watson var. anomala
(Singleleaf Ash)


Family: Oleaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Fraxinus anomala var. anomala is a tall shrub or small tree that does not reach the larger dimension of Fraxinus velutina in this area. The two species sometimes are found in the same location. Fraxinus anomala var. anomala is also quickly distinguished from Fraxinus velutina by its obviously four angled twigs and small branches. The samara is single.
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Fraxinus anomala var. anomala, winter appearance, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Catwalk, Feb. 3, 2009



Fraxinus anomala var. anomala, square appearing small branch, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Catwalk, Feb. 3, 2009



Fraxinus anomala var. anomala, samaras, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Catwalk, Feb. 3, 2009



Fraxinus anomala var. anomala, 1x macro of leaf buds with exuded sap, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Catwalk, Feb. 3, 2009



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