Phemeranthus marginatus

(Greene) Kiger

Novon 11: 320. 2001.

Conservation concern
Basionym: Talinum marginatum Greene Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 2: 270. 1912
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 493. Mentioned on page 490.

Plants to 0.5 dm; roots tuberous. Stems ± erect, simple. Leaves sessile but strongly contracted at or below middle and appearing petiolate; blade proximally subterete, distally flattened and oblong-spatulate, to 4 cm. Inflorescences cymose, slightly overtopped by to usually overtopping leaves; peduncle scapelike, to 2.5 cm. Flowers: sepals deciduous, broadly lanceolate to ovate, 2–3 mm; petals yellow, obovate, 3–5 mm; stamens 5; stigma 1, subcapitate. Capsules ellipsoid, 3 mm. Seeds with arcuate ridges, 1 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes, ridges, and ledges
Elevation: 1900-2200 m


Of conservation concern.

Selected References


Lower Taxa