Capraria mexicana

Moricand ex Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

Prodr. 10: 429. 1846.

Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 335.

Stems branched, 5–20 dm, glabrous. Leaves: blade lanceolate, 40–100 × 6–22 mm, glabrous. Pedicels 5–12 mm, glabrous. Flowers radially symmetric, 8–10 mm; sepals 3–5 mm, glabrous; corolla white, rotate, glabrous; stamens 5, equal; ovary glabrous; style exserted, 3–5 mm, glabrous. Seeds to 0.4 × 0.2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering fall–spring.
Habitat: Beaches, roadsides, streams, disturbed areas.
Elevation: 0–700 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Tex., Mexico (Guanajuato), Mexico (Querétaro), Mexico (San Luis Potosí), Mexico (Tamaulipas), Mexico (Veracruz), Central America (Belize)

Discussion

Known in the flora area only since 1993 (J. Ideker 1996b), Capraria mexicana grows in a handful of populations in two counties of southern Texas (Cameron and Starr). Reports suggest that a flood extirpated the only known population in Starr County (A. Richardson and K. King 2006). Although rare in Texas, this species is widespread throughout the northeastern half of Mexico.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Capraria mexicana"
tubular-funnelform +, rotate +  and symmetric +
Justin K. Williams +
Moricand ex Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
lanceolate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
6mm;22mm +
bilabiate +, regular +  and symmetric +
Tex. +, Mexico (Guanajuato) +, Mexico (Querétaro) +, Mexico (San Luis Potosí) +, Mexico (Tamaulipas) +, Mexico (Veracruz) +  and Central America (Belize) +
0–700 m. +
curved +  and straight +
not +  and abundant +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Beaches, roadsides, streams, disturbed areas. +
deciduous +
entire +  and subentire undulate toothed lobed divided or incised +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Flowering fall–spring. +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br />) +
distinct +
lanceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Introduced +
ellipsoid +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Pogostoma +  and Xuarezia +
Capraria mexicana +
Capraria +
species +
perennial +, biennial +  and annual +