Acleisanthes crassifolia

A. Gray

Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 15: 260. 1853.

Common names: Texas trumpets
Conservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 36. Mentioned on page 34.

Plants herbaceous, often slightly woody at base, overall pubescence of white, capitate hairs 0.1–0.2 mm. Stems procumbent, sparsely branched, 15–50 cm, hirtellous to glabrate. Leaves grayish green (major veins prominently paler), petiolate, those of pair slightly unequal; petiole 2–15 (–20) mm, hirtellous; blade ovate to deltate-ovate or oblong-ovate, (5–) 10–35 (–45) × 2–20 (–30) mm, base usually rounded, margins undulate, apex apiculate and acute or less frequently obtuse, sparsely puberulent abaxially and adaxially, adaxial primary and secondary-veins hirtellous. Inflorescences solitary flowers, sessile or nearly so; bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–7 mm, long attenuate, usually puberulent. Flowers: chasmogamous perianth 3–5 cm, puberulent, tube 1–1.5 mm diam., limbs 8–25 mm diam., stamens 5; cleistogamous perianth 2–6 mm, hirtellous, stamens 2. Fruits with 5 broad, flat ribs, lacking grooves and resinous glands, 5-angled and shallowly 5-sulcate, oval-oblong, truncate at both ends, 6–9 mm, hirtellous.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Rocky, calcareous soils in cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) shrublands and grasslands
Elevation: 200-700 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

... more about "Acleisanthes crassifolia"
puberulent +
Jackie M. Poole +
A. Gray +
glutinous +
symmetric +  and asymmetric +
rounded +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
ovate;deltate-ovate or oblong-ovate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
2mm;20mm +
persistent +
distinct +
attenuate +  and linear-lanceolate +
minute +, small +  and not accrescent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Texas trumpets +
pedicellate +, short +, sessile +  and few-flowered +
Tex. +  and Mexico (Coahuila) +
200-700 m +
curved +  and straight +
pedicellate +, short +  and sessile +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 80 +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
oval-oblong +  and 5-angled +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
lacking +  and 5 +
Rocky, calcareous soils in cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) shrublands and grasslands +
0.1mm +  and 0.2mm +
nearly +  and sessile +
axillary +  and terminal +
grayish green +
unequal +
succulent +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +
expanded +
hirtellous +  and puberulent +
cleistogamous +  and chasmogamous +
constricted +, short +  and elongate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. +
resinous +
lacking +  and 5 +
rounded +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Conservation concern +
clambering +, prostrate +  and erect +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
woody +  and herbaceous +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
Ammocodon +  and Selinocarpus +
Acleisanthes crassifolia +
Acleisanthes +
species +
gland-tipped +
1mm +  and 1.5mm +
domelike +
coriaceous +