Malacomeles denticulata

(Kunth) Decaisne

Fl. Serres Jard. Paris 23: 156. 1882.

Common names: Big Bend serviceberry southern false serviceberry
Illustrated
Basionym: Cotoneaster denticulatus Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 6(fol.): 169
Synonyms: Undefined 6(qto.) : 214 Undefined plate 556. 1824 (as denticulata) Amelanchier denticulata (Kunth) K. Koch
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 646.

Leaves: stipules 1 mm; petiole 2–4 (–10) mm; blade 0.5–1.5 × 0.3–1 mm, base cuneate to rounded or truncate, margins: teeth 4–8 per side, apex truncate to rounded or acute to mucronate. Bracts persistent, lanceolate, ciliate. Pedicels 2–7 (–9) mm. Flowers: sepals 1.6 × 2.8 mm, ciliate; petals 2.5–5.5 mm. Pomes edible, insipid.


Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer.
Habitat: Talus slopes, canyons, on limestone and igneous substrates
Elevation: (500–)800–1700 m

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico, Central America (Guatemala)

Discussion

Malacomeles denticulata is a xerophytic shrub with small leaves and flowers. The species is found in the flora area only in trans-Pecos Texas.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
Christopher S. Campbell +
(Kunth) Decaisne +
hairy +  and glabrous +
gray +  and brown +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
cuneate +  and rounded +
Cotoneaster denticulatus +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.1 cm31 mm <br />0.031 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
oblong-ovate +  and orbiculate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.3mm +  and 1mm +
persistent +
lanceolate +
overwintering +
tomentose +
adnate +, distinct +  and connate +
Big Bend serviceberry +  and southern false serviceberry +
Tex. +, Mexico +  and Central America (Guatemala) +
not +  and aggregated +
(500–)800–1700 m +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
purplish black +  and vivid pink +
globose +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
not +  and aggregated +
not +  and aggregated +
Talus slopes, canyons, on limestone and igneous substrates +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
white-tomentose +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
persistent +  and drought-deciduous +
denticulate +
4-10-loculed +
inferior +  and superior +
biseriate +  and clustered +
collateral +  and basal +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Flowering spring +  and fruiting summer. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
Fl. Serres Jard. Paris +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
recurving +, erect +  and spreading +
orbiculate +
2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br /> (?) +
glabrate +  and whitish-tomentose +
Illustrated +
free +  and distinct +
twisted +  and branched +
1 +  and 20 +
persistent +  and deciduous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
persistent +
distinct +
elongate +
Undefined 6(qto.) +, Undefined plate +  and Amelanchier denticulata +
Malacomeles denticulata +
Malacomeles +
species +
gland-tipped +
4 +  and 8 +
inconspicuous +
17 +, 15 +, 9 +  and 8 +