Kalistroemia hirsutissima

Comprehensive Description

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Kalistroemia hirsutissima Vail, in Small, Fl SE. U. S. 670. 1903.
A much branched annual ; primary branches rather stout, trailing, 4-7 dm. long, appressed cinereous-pubescent and hirsute with longer spreading hairs ; leaves short-petioled, 2-3.5 cm. long ; stipules lanceolate, 3-6 mm. long, persistent ; leaflets $- pairs, elliptic, 8-20 cm. long, shaggy-hirsute, at least beneath ; peduncles 1-1.5 cm. long, shorter than the leaves; sepals linear-lanceolate, 4-6 mm. long; corolla yellow (or orange-j'ellow), fading whitish ; petals obovate-oblong, 5-6 mm. long, retuse ; fruit canescent-strigose ; beak persistent, pubescent, conic at the base, 3-4 mm. long, as long as or shorter' than the body ; carpels 10, about 4 mm. long.
Type locality : Dona Anna County, New Mexico.
Distribution : Kansas and Colorado to Texas and northern Mexico.
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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