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Cleomella refracta (Engelm.) J. C. Hall & Roalson

Wislizenia refracta

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Wislizenia refracta, common names jackass-clover or spectacle fruit, is one of the three recognized species in its genus Wislizenia, although some authors have suggested considering them as subspecies.[2] Wislizenia refracta is native to northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It has been reported from Chihuahua, Sonora, trans-Pecos Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and from California (Riverside, Kern and San Bernardino Counties).[3] The species occurs in sandy flats, in desert scrub, and on disturbed sites such as roadsides.[4]

Wislizenia refracta is an annual herb up to 200 cm (78.5 in) tall. Leaves are trifoliate, the leaflets ovate (egg-shaped), up to 5 cm (2 in) long. its Flowers are yellow.[5][6][7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ Keller, S. 1979. A revision of the genus Wislizenia (Capparidaceae) based on population studies. Brittonia 31: 333-351.
  3. ^ Calflora Taxon Report
  4. ^ Flora of North America v 7 p 214
  5. ^ Wislizenus, Friedrich (Frederick) Adolph. Memoir of a Tour to Northern Mexico: connected with Col. Doniphan's Expedition in 1846 and 1847 99. 1848.
  6. ^ Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
  7. ^ Holmgren, N. H., P. K. Holmgren & A.J. Cronquist. 2005. Vascular plants of the intermountain west, U.S.A., subclass Dilleniidae. 2(B): 1–488. In A.J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermountain Flora. Hafner Pub. Co., New York.
  8. ^ Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. California Flora 1–1681. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  9. ^ Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert 2 vols. Stanford University Press, Stanford.
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Wislizenia refracta: Brief Summary

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Wislizenia refracta, common names jackass-clover or spectacle fruit, is one of the three recognized species in its genus Wislizenia, although some authors have suggested considering them as subspecies. Wislizenia refracta is native to northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It has been reported from Chihuahua, Sonora, trans-Pecos Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and from California (Riverside, Kern and San Bernardino Counties). The species occurs in sandy flats, in desert scrub, and on disturbed sites such as roadsides.

Wislizenia refracta is an annual herb up to 200 cm (78.5 in) tall. Leaves are trifoliate, the leaflets ovate (egg-shaped), up to 5 cm (2 in) long. its Flowers are yellow.

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