Acleisanthes wrightii

(A. Gray) Bentham & Hooker f. ex Hemsley

Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 6. 1882

Common names: Wright’s trumpets
Basionyms: Pentacrophys wrightii A. Gray Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 15: 261. 1853
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 36. Mentioned on page 34.
Plants herbaceous, overall pubescence mixture of capitate-glandular hairs 0.2–0.3 mm, and white, capitate, shorter hairs 0.1–0.2 mm. Stems erect or ascending to decumbent, much-branched, 10–40 cm, puberulent to glabrate. Leaves yellowish green, petiolate, those of pair subequal; petiole 1–15 mm, puberulent; blade oval to ovate-lanceolate or suborbiculate, 5–35 × 3–20 mm, base slightly unequal and obtuse to rounded or acute, margins crispate, apex apiculate and obtuse or infrequently acute, hirtellous to puberulent. Inflorescences solitary flowers, sessile or with pedicel to 1 mm; bracts linear-subulate, 2–8 mm, hirtellous to puberulent. Flowers: chasmogamous perianth 2.5–5 cm, puberulent to hirtellous, tube 1–1.5 mm diam., limbs 10–15 mm diam., stamens 5; cleistogamous perianth 3–8 mm, hirtellous, stamens 2(–5). Fruits prominently 5-ribbed and deeply 5-sulcate, ribs broad, smooth, each terminating in hemispheric, glandular tubercle, tubercule oblong, truncate at both ends, 5–9 mm, puberulent.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Various soils on calcareous substrates in grasslands or shrublands
Elevation: 200-1000 m


Of conservation concern.

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Facts about "Acleisanthes wrightii"
AuthorJackie M. Poole +
Authority(A. Gray) Bentham & Hooker f. ex Hemsley +
BasionymsPentacrophys wrightii +
Common nameWright’s trumpets +
DistributionTex. + and Mexico (Coahuila). +
Elevation200-1000 m +
HabitatVarious soils on calcareous substrates in grasslands or shrublands +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering spring–fall. +
Publication titleBiol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. +
Publication year1882 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V4/V4 64.xml +
SynonymsAmmocodon + and Selinocarpus +
Taxon familyNyctaginaceae +
Taxon nameAcleisanthes wrightii +
Taxon parentAcleisanthes +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +