Paysonia auriculata

(Engelmann & A. Gray) O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz

Novon 12: 380. 2002.

Common names: Earleaf bladderpod
Basionym: Vesicaria auriculata Engelmann & A. Gray Boston J. Nat. Hist. 5: 240. 1845
Synonyms: Alyssum auriculatum (Engelmann & A. Gray) Kuntze Lesquerella auriculata (Engelmann & A. Gray) S. Watson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 612.

Annuals; hirsute or glabrous, trichomes relatively long, simple, with smaller, branched ones. Stems erect or decumbent at base, (stout), 0.5–2 dm, (hirsute proximally, trichomes simple). Basal leaves: blade 2–5 cm × 8–15 mm, margins lyrate to sinuate-dentate or entire, (apex obtuse to subacute), surfaces often pubescent (trichomes branched, smaller), or hirsute on much of adaxial surface, margins, and midrib (trichomes simple). Cauline leaves (overlapping); blade oblong to sagittate, 1–4 cm × 3–10 mm, base auriculate, margins entire or dentate. Fruiting pedicels divaricate-ascending to divergent (ca. 45º), slightly curved, 7–15 mm, hirsute (trichomes spreading, simple and branched). Flowers: sepals 4–6 × 1.5–2 mm, hirsute (trichomes spreading, simple and branched); petals yellow, 7–10 × 4–5 mm, (apex rounded or slightly emarginate); filaments abruptly dilated basally. Fruits subsessile, globose or subglobose, (longer than broad), 4–6(–8) × 4–6 mm; valves glabrous; replum not flattened; septum complete, (translucent); ovules (8–)12–16(–20) per ovary; style 1.5–2 mm, glabrous; stigma expanded. Seeds suborbicular, ca. 2 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Bluffs, prairies, pastures, limestone outcrops, disturbed soils of banks and roadsides


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Steve L. O’Kane Jr. +
(Engelmann & A. Gray) O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz +
Vesicaria auriculata +
Earleaf bladderpod +
Kans. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
Bluffs, prairies, pastures, limestone outcrops, disturbed soils of banks and roadsides +
Flowering Mar–May. +
Alyssum auriculatum +  and Lesquerella auriculata +
Paysonia auriculata +
Paysonia +
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