Acleisanthes angustifolia

(Torrey) R. A. Levin

Novon12: 60. 2002

Basionyms: Selinocarpus angustifolius
Found in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 38. Mentioned on page 34.
Plants woody at base or throughout, overall moderately pubescent, with glandular hairs, also with minute white, curved, flattened, or T-shaped hairs. Stems erect or decumbent, sparsely leafy, 30–150 cm. Leaves dark green, often purplish, drying dark grayish green, sessile or petiolate, those of a pair slightly unequal, gradually reduced toward inflorescence, leathery-succulent; petiole 0–3 mm; blade linear, narrowly oblong, or lanceolate, 5–32 × 1–7 mm, base tapered, margins entire, apex acute or rounded and apiculate. Flowers 1(–2) in axils of distal leaves; pedicel 1–3 mm; perianth 10–15 mm, tube dark greenish yellow, limbs dull brownish orange, 6–8 mm diam.; stamens 5. Fruits 5–7 mm, puberulent with white flattened hairs; wings 1.5–2.5 mm wide.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–early fall.
Habitat: Arid, well-drained, often rocky, igneous, calcareous, or gypseous soils
Elevation: 600-1000[-1800] m


Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango).




AuthorJackie M. Poole +
BasionymSelinocarpus angustifolius +
Elevation600-1000[-1800] m +
HabitatArid, well-drained, often rocky, igneous, calcareous, or gypseous soils +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering late spring–early fall. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAcleisanthes angustifolia +
Taxon parentAcleisanthes +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +