Billieturnera helleri

(Rose ex A. Heller) Fryxell

Sida 9: 197. 1982.

Common names: Copper sida
Illustrated
Basionym: Sida helleri Rose ex A. Heller Contr. Herb. Franklin Marshall Coll. 1: 66. 1895
Synonyms: S. grayana Clement
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 239.

Plants to 1 dm. Leaves: stipules subequal to petioles; petiole 2–6 mm; blade 0.5–1.5 cm, ± as wide as long, softly stellate-hairy. Flowers subsessile; calyx 5–7 mm, lobes stellate-hairy; petals subequal to calyx, claw hairy, glabrous otherwise; staminal column hairy, anthers 20; style pallid. Schizocarps included in calyces, 4.5 mm diam. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Heavy saline soil in exposed sites
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

V6 429-distribution-map.jpg

Tex., Mexico (Nuevo León), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

In the flora area, Billieturnera helleri is found in scattered locations from Lampasas County south to Cameron County, but most frequently in the Rio Grande valley.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Billieturnera helleri"
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
(Rose ex A. Heller) Fryxell +
cuneate +
Sida helleri +
stellate-hairy +
parted +, not dissected +, unlobed +  and oblanceolate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
divided +  and not inflated +
not accrescent +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
glabrous +  and hairy +
Copper sida +
Tex. +, Mexico (Nuevo León) +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
0–200 m +
sparse;copious +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
variable +  and not inflated +
Heavy saline soil in exposed sites +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
stellate-hairy +
triangular +
entire +  and serrate +
dentate;subentire +
wedge--shaped +
3-40-carpellate +
(1-)2-many +
adnate +  and distinct +
subequal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Flowering year-round. +
reniform +
persistent +
Illustrated +
sessile +  and subsessile +
not viscid +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
subequal +
S. grayana +
Billieturnera helleri +
Billieturnera +
species +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +