Hist. Pl. 3: 407. 1871
Phenology: Flowering late Apr–Aug.
Habitat: Dry streambeds and washes, springs, wet sand, moist areas
Elevation: 10–2000 m
Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California).
Flowers of Datisca glomerata are primarily bisexual, each bearing one to four or more stamens. An occasional plant bears only staminate flowers. Pistillate flowers are rare and no plants with only these have been observed.
All parts of the plant are reportedly poisonous and have shown some antitumor activity. The species is sometimes cultivated as an unusual ornamental.
The combination Datisca glomerata sometimes has been attributed to (C. Presl) Bentham & Hooker f.; it was not validly published by those authors.
|Author||Walter C. Holmes +|
|Authority||(C. Presl) Baillon +|
|Basionyms||Tricerastes glomerata +|
|Common name||Durango root +|
|Distribution||Calif. +, Nev. + and Mexico (Baja California). +|
|Elevation||10–2000 m +|
|Habitat||Dry streambeds and washes, springs, wet sand, moist areas +|
|Illustrator||Linny Heagy +|
|Phenology||Flowering late Apr–Aug. +|
|Publication title||Hist. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1871 +|
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|Special status||Selected by author to be illustrated +|
|Taxon family||Datiscaceae +|
|Taxon name||Datisca glomerata +|
|Taxon parent||Datisca +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 6 +|