Boerhavia ciliata

Brandegee

Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 4: 270. 1912.

Synonyms: Boerhavia mathisiana F. B. Jones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 22. Mentioned on page 18.

Herbs, perennial, slightly woody at base; taproot long, ropelike, ± woody. Stems decumbent to ascending, sparingly branched throughout, 2–7 dm, with minute, crinkled hairs and spreading long hairs, sometimes also glandular basally, glabrous distally. Leaves mostly in basal 1/2 of plant; larger leaves with petiole 2–24 mm, blade ovate to orbiculate, occasionally wider than long, 10–25 × 6–22 mm (distal leaves smaller, proportionately narrower), adaxial surface glabrate to sparsely pilose, especially on veins, abaxial surface much paler than adaxial, glabrous or moderately pilose, especially on veins, neither surface punctate, base round to cordate, margins entire or sinuate, apex obtuse to round. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, forked ca. 2–4 times unequally, open, without sticky internodal bands; branches ascending-divergent, terminating in loose, 1–3-flowered, cymose clusters. Flowers: pedicel 1–6 mm; bracts at base of perianth persistent, usually 3, linear to lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm; perianth pale-pink to pink, occasionally purple-red, widely funnelform distal to constriction, 2.5–3 mm; stamens 3–5, well exserted. Fruits borne singly (2–3 in open clusters), gray-brown, oblong-clavate, 2.8–3.2 × 1.3 mm (l/w: 2.3–2.7), apex broadly conic to round, glabrous; ribs 5, round or very bluntly angled, smooth or rugose near sulci, edges sharp and slightly overhanging sulcus; sulci to 1/2 times as wide as base of ribs, not rugose, minutely papillate. 2n = ca. 52.


Phenology: Flowering late spring-mid fall.
Habitat: Open limestone and caliche in brush, arid grasslands
Elevation: 0-100[-2000] m

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico (San Luis Potosí), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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pilose +  and glabrous +
glabrate +  and sparsely pilose +
gray-brown +
0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (?) +
Richard W. Spellenberg +
Brandegee +
glutinous +
symmetric +  and asymmetric +
persistent +
round +  and cordate +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
ovate;orbiculate +
6mm;22mm +
deciduous +  and persistent +
distinct +
linear +  and lanceolate +
minute +  and not accrescent +
ascending-divergent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Tex. +, Mexico (San Luis Potosí) +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
0-100[-2000] m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 80 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
broadly conic +  and round +
coriaceous +
Open limestone and caliche in brush, arid grasslands +
crinkled +
minute +
thyrsiform +, cymose +  and pedunculate +
terminal +  and axillary +
2-4 times open without sticky internodal bands +
unequal +
(4-)5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +
widely +  and campanulate +
constricted +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring-mid fall. +
Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. +
glandular-pubescent +, glabrous +  and smooth +
rugose +  and smooth +
angled +  and round +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
decumbent +  and ascending +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
papillate +  and not rugose +
0-1/2 times as wide as base +
Boerhavia mathisiana +
Boerhavia ciliata +
Boerhavia +
species +
umbellate +, subumbellate +, spicate +  and cymose +
capitate +  and subcapitate +
singly +  and racemose +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and glandular +
fusiform +  and ropelike +