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Digital Herbaria

Melochia tomentosa

Melochia tomentosa L.

Pyramid Bush, Teabush, Red Rope, Velvety Melochia, Kidney Bush, Woolly Pyramidflower

Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family)

USDA Symbol: METO4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Melochia tomentosa



Location: 120 m S of wooden bridge & W of path--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun. Nominal moisture. Alkaline, alluvial soil. Scattered among Poaceae.

Description: Erect shrub to 65+ cm tall with thin herbaceous branches. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, petiolate (20+ mm), rounded basally, acute apically, coarsely dentate, about 2.5 x 6 cm. Fruit not present.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 29, 1987
Specimen number: 242

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0469
Accession Date: Jul 27, 1993
Accession Number: 36

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