Acleisanthes parvifolia

(Torrey) R. A. Levin

Novon 12: 62. 2002.

Basionyms: Selinocarpus diffusus var. parvifolius Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 168. 1859
Synonyms: Selinocarpus parvifolius (Torrey) Standley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 37. Mentioned on page 34.

Plants herbaceous or ± woody at base, overall moderately pubescent with glandular-hairs and minute, appressed, white, flattened hairs with conic bases. Stems erect or ascending, sparsely leafy, 15–60 cm. Leaves yellow-green, drying dull brownish green, petiolate, those of a pair slightly unequal, abruptly reduced toward inflorescence, somewhat succulent; petiole 1–8 mm; blade ovate or ± diamond-shaped, 9–22 × 4–12 mm, base obtuse or ± cordate, margins entire or undulate, apex acute. Flowers usually 1 in axils of bracts in repeatedly forked inflorescences; pedicel 1–3 mm; perianth 34–52 mm, tube yellowish green, limbs pale yellowish green, 10–15 mm diam.; stamens 5. Fruits 8–10 mm, puberulent with glandular-hairs and white flattened hairs; wings 2–4 mm wide.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early fall.
Habitat: Dry gypseous clays and shales
Elevation: 600-1000 m

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico (ne Chihuahua)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Acleisanthes parvifolia"
Jackie M. Poole +
(Torrey) R. A. Levin +
glutinous +
symmetric +  and asymmetric +
cordate +, obtuse +  and conic +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Selinocarpus diffusus var. parvifolius +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
diamond--shaped;ovate +
succulent +  and fleshy +
4mm;12mm +
persistent +
distinct +
lanceolate +
minute +, small +  and not accrescent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
pedicellate +, short +, sessile +  and few-flowered +
Tex. +  and Mexico (ne Chihuahua) +
600-1000 m +
curved +  and straight +
pedicellate +, short +  and sessile +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
ellipsoid +  and oblong +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
Dry gypseous clays and shales +
flattened +
bracteate +, congested +, open +  and cymose +
axillary +  and terminal +
brownish green +  and yellow-green +
reduced +  and unequal +
succulent +
green +  and pale yellowish +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +  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 +
3.4 cm34 mm <br />0.034 m <br /> (5.2 cm52 mm <br />0.052 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 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 +
ascending +  and erect +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
woody +  and herbaceous +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
Selinocarpus parvifolius +
Acleisanthes parvifolia +
Acleisanthes +
species +
gland-tipped +
yellowish green +
domelike +
woody +  and herbaceous +
coriaceous +
2mm +  and 4mm +