Acleisanthes angustifolia

(Torrey) R. A. Levin

Novon 12: 60. 2002.

Basionym: Selinocarpus angustifolius Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 170, plate 47A. 1859
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 38. Mentioned on page 34.

Plants woody at base or throughout, overall moderately pubescent, with glandular-hairs, also with minute white, curved, flattened, or T-shaped hairs. Stems erect or decumbent, sparsely leafy, 30–150 cm. Leaves dark green, often purplish, drying dark grayish green, sessile or petiolate, those of a pair slightly unequal, gradually reduced toward inflorescence, leathery-succulent; petiole 0–3 mm; blade linear, narrowly oblong, or lanceolate, 5–32 × 1–7 mm, base tapered, margins entire, apex acute or rounded and apiculate. Flowers 1 (–2) in axils of distal leaves; pedicel 1–3 mm; perianth 10–15 mm, tube dark greenish yellow, limbs dull brownish orange, 6–8 mm diam.; stamens 5. Fruits 5–7 mm, puberulent with white flattened hairs; wings 1.5–2.5 mm wide.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early fall.
Habitat: Arid, well-drained, often rocky, igneous, calcareous, or gypseous soils
Elevation: 600-1000[-1800] m

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Durango)

Discussion

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Jackie M. Poole +
(Torrey) R. A. Levin +
glutinous +
symmetric +  and asymmetric +
tapered +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Selinocarpus angustifolius +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (3.2 cm32 mm <br />0.032 m <br />) +
lanceolate;oblong;lanceolate;oblong;linear +
1mm;7mm +
persistent +
distinct +
lanceolate +
minute +, small +  and not accrescent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
pedicellate +, short +, sessile +  and few-flowered +
Tex. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Coahuila) +  and Mexico (Durango) +
600-1000[-1800] m +
curved +  and straight +
pedicellate +, short +  and sessile +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
ellipsoid +  and oblong +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
Arid, well-drained, often rocky, igneous, calcareous, or gypseous soils +
flattened +  and t--shaped +
minute +
bracteate +, congested +, open +  and cymose +
axillary +  and terminal +
petiolate +  and sessile +
green +, dark grayish +, purplish +  and dark green +
reduced +  and unequal +
leathery-succulent +
brownish orange +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
expanded +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
constricted +, short +  and elongate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–early fall. +
rounded +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
decumbent +  and erect +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (150 cm1,500 mm <br />1.5 m <br />) +
woody +  and herbaceous +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
Ammocodon +  and Selinocarpus +
Acleisanthes angustifolia +
Acleisanthes +
species +
gland-tipped +
yellow;dark greenish +
domelike +
coriaceous +
1.5mm +  and 2.5mm +