Adelia vaseyi

(J. M. Coulter) Pax & K. Hoffmann in H. G. A. Engler

Pflanzenr. 63[IV,147]: 69. 1914.

Common names: Vasey’s wild lime
Illustrated
Basionym: Euphorbia vaseyi J. M. Coulter Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 1: 48. 1890
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 181.

Shrubs, 1–2 (–3) m; bark gray to brown, branches usually ascending. Leaves: petiole 0.2 cm; blade pale green, spatulate to obovate, 2–3 (–4) × 0.5–1 cm, base cuneate, apex usually rounded, rarely emarginate, surfaces glabrous; 3-veined at base, secondary-veins 4–7 pairs. Inflorescences 1–3-flowered. Pedicels: staminate 2 mm, pistillate 3–5 mm in flower to 20 mm in fruit. Staminate flowers greenish white; sepals lanceolate, acute, 2 mm, hairy; stamens whitish; filaments 1.5 mm; pistillode 3-parted. Pistillate flowers yellowish green; sepals reflexed at anthesis, ovate to lanceolate, acute, 2–-3 mm, puberulent; ovary 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; styles 2 mm. Capsules subglobose, 1–-1.3 cm diam., hairy. Seeds 4–-5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jan–Jun, fruiting Jun.
Habitat: Subtropical semideciduous woodlands on loamy soils, occasionally shrublands on sandy to gravelly soils.
Elevation: 10–100 m.

Distribution

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Subtropical semideciduous woodlands on loamy soils, occasionally shrublands on sandy to gravelly soils, Tex., Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

In the flora area, Adelia vaseyi is restricted to the lower Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties), where much of its habitat has been destroyed.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
J. Arturo De-Nova +
(J. M. Coulter) Pax & K. Hoffmann in H. G. A. Engler +
gray;brown +
cuneate +
Euphorbia vaseyi +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
spatulate;obovate +
0.5cm;1cm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
subglobose +
Vasey’s wild lime +
Subtropical semideciduous woodlands on loamy soils +, occasionally shrublands on sandy to gravelly soils +, Tex. +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
10–100 m. +
pistillate +  and staminate +
yellowish green +  and greenish white +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
subtending +
Subtropical semideciduous woodlands on loamy soils, occasionally shrublands on sandy to gravelly soils. +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
deciduous +
palmate +  and pinnate +
crenate +, repand +  and subentire +
extrastaminal +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
pistillate +  and staminate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
connate;distinct +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +
Flowering Jan–Jun, fruiting Jun. +
(2-)3(-4)-carpellate +
subglobose +
not petaloid +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
distinct +
puberulent +  and hairy +
acute +, ovate +  and lanceolate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
distinct +
multifid +  and 2-fid +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
not enlarging +  and minute +
Adelia vaseyi +
species +
evergreen +, deciduous +, perennial +, biennial +  and annual +
dioecious +  and monoecious +