Abronia ameliae

Lundell

Wrightia 1: 54. 1945. 1945

Common names: Heart’s delight
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 63. Mentioned on page 62.

Plants perennial. Stems procumbent to semierect, slightly to moderately branched, elongate, often reddish at nodes, viscid. Leaves: petiole 1–9 cm; blade deltate-ovate to elliptic, 2–8 × 2–6.5 cm, margins repand to sinuate, frequently undulate, adaxial surface glandular-puberulent, abaxial surface glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts ovate to elliptic, 5–16 × 2–10 mm, papery, glandular-pubescent; flowers 20–75. Perianth: tube magenta, 12–25 mm, limb bright magenta, 8–10 mm diam. Fruits narrowly turbinate, 6–9 × 3–4.5 mm, ± 2 times as long as wide, scarious, base attenuate, rounded or truncate at apex, with a broadly conic beak; wings 5, finely reticulate, thin walled, narrow, cavities extending throughout.


Phenology: Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat: Sandy soils, live-oak grasslands
Elevation: 0-100 m

Discussion

Abronia ameliae has limited cultivation as an ornamental in southern Texas.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Abronia ameliae"
glandular-pubescent +
glandular-puberulent +
Leo A. Galloway +
Lundell +
glutinous +
truncate +, rounded +  and attenuate +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
deltate-ovate;elliptic +
succulent +
2cm;6.5cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
glandular-pubescent +
ovate +  and elliptic +
not accrescent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +  and 1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Heart’s delight +
flattened +  and dilated +
0-100 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
20 +  and 75 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
not +  and winged +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
Sandy soils, live-oak grasslands +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
bright magenta +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +, repand +  and sinuate +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
Flowering winter–spring. +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
elongate +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
Tricratus +
slender +  and stout +
Abronia ameliae +
species +
gland-tipped +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +