Eucnide lobata

(Hooker) A. Gray

Boston J. Nat. Hist. 6: 192. 1857.

Common names: Lobed-leaf stingbush
Basionym: Microsperma lobatum Hooker Icon. Pl. 3: plate 234. 1839
Synonyms: M. grandiflorum Groenland
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 495. Mentioned on page 494.

Subshrubs, moundlike to spindle-shaped (wider than tall), branches decumbent. Leaves: blade lobed. Pedicels (fruiting) to 10 cm, recurved. Flowers radially symmetric or slightly bilaterally symmetric through orientation of style; corolla rotate, petals connate 3 mm, 1-colored, yellow, spatulate, to 40 mm; stamens 50–120, inserted at base of corolla, exserted, spreading away from style; filaments 7–16 mm, longer than anthers. 2n = 42.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Dec.
Habitat: Steep rocky hills of gypsum.
Elevation: 50 m.


Eucnide lobata is known in the flora area from Starr County.

Selected References


Lower Taxa