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Gossypianthus tenuiflorus tinder pi

Comprehensive Description

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Gossypianthus tenuiflorus Hook. Ic. tinder pi, 251. 1840
Gossypianthus lanuginosus Uline & Bray, Bot. Gaz. 20: 340, in part. 1895. Not G. lanuginosus
Moq. 1849.
Caudex simple; stems few or numerous, prostrate, 0.5-2 dm. long, slender, much branched, sparsely lanate or glabrate; basal leaves petiolate, the blades linear-oblanceolate or linear, 1.5-4 cm. long, 1.5-4 mm. wide, acute at the apex, longattenuate at the base, usually glabrous, the bases of the petioles pilose; cauline leaves short-petiolate, the blades elliptic, oblong, or oval, 5-15 mm. long, acute, glabrous, rarely slightly pilose-strigose beneath; flowers in dense spikes 5-10 mm. long and 6-7 mm. thick, these usually equaling or exceeding the subtending leaves; bracts ovate or broadly ovate, acute or acuminate, white, scarious, glabrous; sepals 2.5-3 mm. long, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 3-nerved, green along the nerves, elsewhere white and scarious, densely lanate; filaments lanceolate; seed oblong-ovoid, 1 mm.
long, brown, shining.
Type locality: Texas.
Distribution: Oklahoma and eastern Texas to eastern New Mexico.
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bibliographic citation
Paul Carpenter Standley. 1917. (CHENOPODIALES); AMARANTHACEAE. North American flora. vol 21(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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