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: E of Salado Creek & S of Austin Hwy, on N edge of low water crossing, San Antonio.
Habitat: Full sun, caliche soil, occasionally inundated. Many, but scattered.
Description: Erect shrub, simple or few stalked, to 45 cm tall, little branched above. Petioles slender, to 12 mm long. Leaves alternate, rounded-ovate to lanceolate, rounded basally & obtuse to short acuminate at apex, serrate, thin, green, very sparsely pubescent. Flowers axillary, solitary. Petals-5, pink.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 20, 1994
Specimen number: 600
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0886
Accession Date: Aug 23, 1994
Accession Number: 66 Annotations: SCFRB (In flower & fruit)