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Amyris texana (Chapotillo)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Amyris texana

Amyris texana (Buckley) P. Wilson

Chapotillo, Texas torchwood

Rutaceae (Rue Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: AMTE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Drupe
Flower: Flowers in 2 inch clusters
Fruit: Black, Blue
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Chaparral & brush country

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Aromatic, Winter-hardy, Fruits ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Fruit-birds, Browse
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Propagation Material: Softwood Cuttings

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Amyris texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amyris texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amyris texana

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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