Tripterocalyx crux-maltae

(Kellogg) Standley

Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 328. 1909.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Abronia crux-maltae Kellogg Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 71, fig. 16. 1863
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 71. Mentioned on page 70, 72.

Stems reddish, short glandular-pubescent, viscid. Leaves: petiole 1–4.5 cm; blade ovate to elliptic, 2.5–7 × 1–3 cm, margins entire to sinuate, sparsely short scabrous; surfaces glandular-pubescent, ± viscid, adaxial surface green or slightly glaucous. Inflorescences 10–30-flowered; bracts green, ovate to lanceolate, 3–12 × 1.5–3.5 mm, base attenuate, margins glandular short ciliate, viscid-pubescent. Perianth: tube greenish to pink, 8–25 mm, limb bright magenta, 10–15 mm diam., lobes well developed. Fruits oval to ± round in profile, 7–13 × 8–17 mm, walls indurate, transversely rugose or ribbed; lateral ribs prominent, extending into wings; wings 2 (–3).


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Sandy soils, sagebrush-scrub
Elevation: 1200-1500 m

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... more about "Tripterocalyx crux-maltae"
Leo A. Galloway +
(Kellogg) Standley +
glutinous +
attenuate +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Abronia crux-maltae +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
ovate;elliptic +
1cm;3cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
not accrescent +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Calif. +  and Nev. +
1200-1500 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 80 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
7mm;13mm +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
oval +  and more or less round +
spongy +  and indurate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
Sandy soils, sagebrush-scrub +
unequal +
bright magenta +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
4-5-lobed +
viscid-pubescent +
entire +  and sinuate +
expanded +  and constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. +
rounded-conic;flat to somewhat +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
decumbent +  and semierect +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
glandular-pubescent +
Stout (?) +  and Slender (?) +
Tripterocalyx crux-maltae +
Tripterocalyx +
species +
gland-tipped +
greenish;pink +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
indurate +
viscid-pubescent +  and nearly glabrous +
scarious +