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Marcus, Joseph A.
Amyris madrensis S. Watson
Mountain torchwood, Shrub Amyris
USDA Symbol: AMMA3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat:
South Texas to Northern Mexico
Well drained Sandy Loamy or Clay Soils
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Only Fresh Seed will Germinate. Grows Very Slowly ( 1yr.~ 12-18 )
Very Susceptible to Damping -off fungi in the Seedling Stage.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-21
Research By: NPC