Talinopsis frutescens

A. Gray

Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3(5): 15, plate 3, fig. A. 1852.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 502. Mentioned on page 503.

Plants erect, to 6 dm. Leaves to 3 cm × 3 mm × 2 mm. Flowers: sepals green, often pinkish to reddish, ovate to elliptic-ovate, 6–8 mm; petals pale pink to purple, oval to obovate, 8–10 mm. Capsules ovoid-conic, 9–18 mm. Seeds brown, 2 mm.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Desert scrub
Elevation: 1300-1600 m


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N.Mex., Tex., n Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas).


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Lower Taxa