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Amyris madrensis (Mountain torchwood)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Amyris madrensis

Amyris madrensis S. Watson

Mountain Torchwood, Shrub Amyris

Rutaceae (Rue Family)


USDA Symbol: AMMA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Small, reddish-brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.


Native Habitat: South Texas to Northern Mexico Well drained Sandy Loamy or Clay Soils

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Only Fresh Seed will Germinate. Grows Very Slowly ( 1yr.~ 12-18" ) Very Susceptible to Damping -off fungi in the Seedling Stage.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 1 - Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amyris madrensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amyris madrensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amyris madrensis


Record Modified: 2022-10-13
Research By: NPC

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