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Dicliptera resupinata (Arizona foldwing)
Sturla, Gene

Dicliptera resupinata

Dicliptera resupinata (Vahl) Juss.

Arizona Foldwing

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Diapedium resupinatum, Diapedium torreyi, Dicliptera pseudoverticillaris, Dicliptera torreyi, Justicia resupinata

USDA Symbol: DIRE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 30 inches in height.
Flower: The flowers, often occurring in clusters of three, are enclosed at their bases by two usually heart-shaped bracts which are often purple or tinged purplish, are persistent and senesce papery and whitish in color.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Distribution: Southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and northwestern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes and hillsides.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-10-23
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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