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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.
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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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