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Digital Herbaria

Melochia pyramidata

Melochia pyramidata L.

Pyramidflower, Broom-wood, Pyramid Flower

Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family)

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

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Specimen & Label Data

Melochia Pyramidata



Location: E of Salado Creek & S of Austin Hwy, on N edge of low water crossing, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

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.

County: Bexar
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)

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