Melochia pyramidata L.
Pyramidflower, Broom-wood, Pyramid Flower
Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family)USDA Symbol: MEPY
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: Medina RIver Ranch, Gate 10, 100 m S of Knox Miller's house.
Habitat: Moist, shady, alkaline soil. Among a variety of Poaceae & other herbs.
Description: Erect shrub, much branched, to 1.3 m tall. Stalk & branches slender, light brown, sparsely pubescent. Leaves alternate, petiolate (to 4 mm), 14x40 mm, rounded to acute apically, mostly truncate basally, green above, lighter below, serrate, lanceolate. Flowers solitary, axillary, on pedicels to 50 mm; petals 5, deep violet, 7 mm long. Fruit a capsule 4x3 mm.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 13, 1992
Specimen number: 411
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0600
Accession Date: Nov 23, 1993
Accession Number: 44