Cyphomeris gypsophiloides

(M. Martens & Galeotti) Standley

Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 428. 1911.

Illustrated
Basionym: Lindenia gypsophiloides M. Martens &G aleotti Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10(1): 358. 1843
Synonyms: Boerhavia gypsophiloides (M. Martens & Galeotti) J. M. Coulter Senkenbergia gypsophiloides (M. Martens & Galeotti) Bentham & Hooker f.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 32. Mentioned on page 31.

Herbs, glabrous or sometimes minutely and sparsely pubescent with pale, curved, occasionally gland-tipped hairs on stems and veins of leaves. Stems erect to ascending, 5–15 dm. Leaf-blades broadly oblong-lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate to linear (and then subsessile), proximal blades 10–90 × 1–30 mm, proportionately wider than distal blades (except for linear-leaved forms), margins entire, plane, glabrous or glabrate. Perianths deep pink to red-violet, 7–10 mm. Fruits slightly to notably gibbous, striate, 8–11 (–14) mm, sometimes weakly warty at least on gibbous side.


Phenology: Flowering mid summer–fall.
Habitat: Rocky soils, washes, slopes, roadsides, limestone and calcareous soils, desert scrub to pine and oak woodlands
Elevation: 500-2000[-2500] m

Distribution

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N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Sonora)

Discussion

In the eastern and southern portions of its range, Cyphomeris gypsophiloides is often slightly pubescent, with slightly undulate leaf margins, and slightly warty fruits. Such plants may represent results of secondary contact with C. crassifolia.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Cyphomeris gypsophiloides"
Matthew Mahrt +  and Richard W. Spellenberg +
(M. Martens & Galeotti) Standley +
glutinous +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Lindenia gypsophiloides +
undulate;plane;linear;ovate or more or less round +
thick;thin +
deciduous +
distinct +
lanceolate +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
N.Mex. +, Tex. +  and Mexico (Sonora) +
500-2000[-2500] m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 80 +
chasmogamous +, cleistogamous +  and bisexual +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
gibbous +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
Rocky soils, washes, slopes, roadsides, limestone and calcareous soils, desert scrub to pine and oak woodlands +
gland-tipped +
subsessile +  and long petiolate +
unequal +
5-lobed +
glabrate +  and glabrous +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Flowering mid summer–fall. +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
gibbous +
Illustrated +
erect +  and ascending +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
Boerhavia gypsophiloides +  and Senkenbergia gypsophiloides +
Cyphomeris gypsophiloides +
Cyphomeris +
species +
gland-tipped +
pubescent +, sometimes minutely +  and glabrous +