Nyctaginia capitata

Choisy in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 429. 1849.

Common names: Scarlet musk-flower devil’s bouquet
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 58.

Stems repeatedly forked, 10–90 cm. Leaves: petiole 1–8 cm; blade subtriangular, rarely ovate, 3–13 × 1–11 cm, base broadly obtuse, truncate-cordate, or occasionally hastate, margins sinuate and undulate, often crispate, apex acuminate or acute, surfaces glabrous or sparsely viscid-villous adaxially, glaucous abaxially, veins usually sparsely viscid-villous. Inflorescences: peduncle 2–14 cm; involucral-bracts 6–15 mm. Flowers: perianth of chasmogamous flowers bright-orange-red, mottled or streaked with yellow, rarely all yellow, 20–40 × 10–16 mm; stamens nearly 2 times length of perianth. Fruits 5–8 × 3.5–4 mm.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early fall.
Habitat: Dry, sandy or loamy soils, arid grasslands, shrublands, roadsides
Elevation: 200-1600 m

Distribution

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N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Durango), Mexico (Nuevo León)

Discussion

Nyctaginia capitata apparently has been introduced in the vicinity of Dallas, Texas.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

... more about "Nyctaginia capitata"
coriaceous +
Richard W. Spellenberg +
Choisy in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
glutinous +
hastate +, truncate-cordate +  and obtuse +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
ovate;subtriangular +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
1cm;11cm +
connate +  and distinct +
subtending +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Scarlet musk-flower +  and devil’s bouquet +
N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Coahuila) +, Mexico (Durango) +  and Mexico (Nuevo León) +
small green +
200-1600 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 80 +
turbinate +
constricted +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Dry, sandy or loamy soils, arid grasslands, shrublands, roadsides +
not accrescent +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
crispate +, undulate +  and sinuate +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
expanded +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–early fall. +
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. +
swollen +  and rounded +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Illustrated +
2 times length of perianth +
erect +  and spreading +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (90 cm900 mm <br />0.9 m <br />) +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
glaucous +, viscid-villous +  and glabrous +
Nyctaginia capitata +
Nyctaginia +
species +
gland-tipped +
viscid-villous +