Glossopetalon spinescens var. meionandrum

(Koehne) Trelease in A. Gray et al.

in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1: 401. 1897.

Endemic
Basionym: Glossopetalon meionandrum Koehne Gartenflora 43: 237, fig. 52. 1894
Synonyms: Forsellesia meionandra (Koehne) A. Heller
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 16. Mentioned on page 15.

Shrubs, 25–65 cm. Branchlets often ± ascending, turning from grayish green to yellowish-brown toward end of 2d or 3d year (sometimes earlier), glabrous or sparsely to moderately puberulent (especially near nodes). Leaves mostly well developed at flowering and tardily deciduous, branches appearing leafy during most of growing season; stipules present, sometimes difficult to observe, adnate portion yellowish or brownish tinged, often poorly developed, slightly thickened, free portion relatively poorly developed, usually triangular to narrowly triangular, sometimes subulate, 0.2–0.5 (–0.8) mm; largest blade 7–15 × 2–4 mm, margins ciliolate or eciliolate, glabrous. Petals 4–6 mm, mostly widest near apex, apex rounded or abruptly acute to short-acuminate, tips blunt or sharp. Stamens 5–7, equal or subequal.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, crevices and ledges of limestone, shale cliffs and outcrops
Elevation: 1600–2300 m

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"widest" is not a number.

puberulent +, , +  and glabrous +
fimbrillate +  and discoid +
Charles T. Mason Jr.† +  and George Yatskievych +
(Koehne) Trelease in A. Gray et al. +
persistent +
tapered +, angled +  and decurrent +
expanded +
glandular-thickened +
Glossopetalon meionandrum +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
oblanceolate +
1.2mm;6mm +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
glabrous or +  and sparsely moderately puberulent +
slender +  and relatively stout +
opposite +  and alternate +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
1600–2300 m +
grayish green;yellowish-brown +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
short-tapered +  and angled +
Rocky slopes, crevices and ledges of limestone, shale cliffs and outcrops +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
drought-deciduous +  and deciduous +
glabrous +, eciliolate +  and ciliolate +
2-3-lobed +  and entire +
obscure +  and apparent +
puberulent +, glabrous +  and glaucous +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br />) +
persistent +
distinct +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–Jun. +
sessile +  and short-stipitate +
free +  and distinct +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
brownish tinged +  and yellowish +
free +  and adnate +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. +
decurrent +
pitted +  and smooth +
reniform +  and spheric +
distinct +
narrowly ovate;ovate +
unequal +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
2 +  and 1 +
unequal +
subequal +
decurrent +
triangular to subulate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
hardened +  and scarious +
Forsellesia meionandra +
Glossopetalon spinescens var. meionandrum +
Glossopetalon spinescens +
variety +
not spinescent +  and spinescent +
sharp +  and blunt +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
yellowish-brown +  and orangish brown +
puberulent +  and glabrous +