Aspicarpa lanata

Comprehensive Description

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Aspicarpa lanata Rose, Contr. U. S. Nat Herb. 8; 49. 1903.
Gaudichaudia mollis S. Wats. Proc. Am. Acad. 22: 402. 1887. Not G. mollis Benth. 1839.
Stem and branches erect or somewhat spreading, mostly 2-7 dm. long, copiously strigose ; leaf-blades oval, oblong, or ovate, mostly 2.5-6.5 cm. long, acute or abruptly pointed, green and strigose above, white-lanate beneath, rounded or subcordate at the base, shortpetioled ; petaliferous flowers borne in clusters, which are sometimes aggregated at the ends of the branches ; sepals ovate or oval, 3-3.5 mm. long, the glands about one half as long as the sepal-body; larger petals 6-9 mm. long; cleistogamous flowers peduncled ; nutlets 6-6.5 mm. long, with a sharp median crest and tuberculate lateral angles, the faces tuberculate-wrinkled, glabrous.
Type locality : Near Guadalajara, Jalisco. Distribution : Durango and Jalisco.
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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