Fl. Serres Jard. Paris 23: 156. 1882.
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
Tex., Mexico, Central America (Guatemala)
Malacomeles denticulata is a xerophytic shrub with small leaves and flowers. The species is found in the flora area only in trans-Pecos Texas.