Phaulothamnus

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts20: 293. 1885

Common names: Snake-eyes
Etymology: Greek phaulos, paltry, uncomely, ill to handle, and thamnos, shrub
Found in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 13. Mentioned on page 4, 12.
Shrubs, diffusely branched; branches spreading, spinescent. Bark grayish, smooth, glabrous. Leaves deciduous [persistent], alternate or clustered at nodes; blade spatulate to oblanceolate, apex rounded to somewhat retuse and mucronate, narrowed into petiole or sessile. Inflorescences racemose or flowers solitary; bracteate. Flowers 1–12; tepals persistent, suborbicular to obovate, concave, margins scarious. Staminate flowers: stamens 12–14; filaments ± 1.5 mm; anthers ± 1.8 mm. Pistillate flowers: stigmas ± 2 mm, papillose. Berries transparent, globose, slightly compressed, thin-coriaceous, juicy.

Distribution

Tex., n Mexico.

Discussion

Species 1.

References

None.

Facts about "Phaulothamnus"
AuthorBarney L. Lipscomb +
Common nameSnake-eyes +
EtymologyGreek phaulos, paltry, uncomely, ill to handle, and thamnos, shrub +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon namePhaulothamnus +
Taxon parentAchatocarpaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 4 +