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Digital Herbaria

Matelea biflora

Matelea biflora (Raf.) Woodson

Purple Milkweed Vine, Star Milkvine

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

USDA Symbol: MABI6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Matelea biflora

Two-Flower Milkvine


Location: 6821 Stoney Kirk, Northwest San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Among Poaceae, in partial shade of Celtis & Prosipis. Dry, alkaline soil.

Description: Sprawling, prostrate vine from woody root. Leaves petioled to 20+ mm, broadly triangular-ovate, cordate basally, broadly obtuse to acute apically, to 3x5 cm. Flowers axillary w/o peduncle. Pedicel to 1 cm, attatched directly to axil. Calyx lobes ovate. Corolla rotate, dark-brown, lobes eliptic-oblong, obtuse. Fruit not present.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 12,1992
Specimen number: 449

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0658
Accession Date: Feb 22, 1994
Accession Number: 48

Annotations: SCXXB

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