Apacheria chiricahuensis

C. T. Mason

Madroño 23: 105, figs. 1, 2a. 1975.

Common names: Chiricahua rockflower
Conservation concernEndemicIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 11.

Shrubs 7–50 cm (often wider than tall). Leaves 3.5–7.5 × 1–2.3 mm. Sepals 3–3.5 mm, usually 2 opposing sepals slightly narrower and longer than other pair. Follicles 4–5 mm. Seeds 1–1.5 × 0.8–1 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–Nov.
Habitat: Rock crevices, cliff faces, on igneous or volcanic substrates (mostly rhyolite)
Elevation: 1700–2100 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Apacheria chiricahuensis has not been documented to occur outside the flora area; its presence in poorly botanized portions of adjacent northwestern Mexico is likely.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"narrower" is not a number.

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nearly +  and straight +
glabrescent +  and hispidulous +
glabrous +  and not glaucous +
fimbrillate +  and discoid +
Charles T. Mason Jr.† +  and George Yatskievych +
C. T. Mason +
grayish tan;gray or black +
persistent +
tapered +
expanded +
oblanceolate;cuneate or spatulate +
opposite +  and alternate +
Chiricahua rockflower +
Ariz. +  and N.Mex. +
1700–2100 m +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
short-tapered +  and angled +
Rock crevices, cliff faces, on igneous or volcanic substrates (mostly rhyolite) +
appearing so , usually flowers +  and axillary +
drought-deciduous +  and deciduous +
3.5mm;7.5mm +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and not glaucous +
2-3-lobed +  and entire +
distinct +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering Apr–Nov. +
sessile +  and short-stipitate +
free +  and distinct +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
papillose +
flattened +  and reniform +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
distinct +
slightly narrower and longer +
not cucullate;concave;lanceolate;ovate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
Conservation concern +, Endemic +  and Illustrated +
decurrent +
hardened +  and scarious +
Apacheria chiricahuensis +
Apacheria +
species +
orangish tinged +  and tan +