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Tetraclea coulteri (Coulter's wrinklefruit)
Nugent, Louis R

Tetraclea coulteri

Tetraclea coulteri A. Gray

Coulter's Wrinklefruit

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s): Tetraclea coulteri var. angustifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit are grown as ornamentals.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Puberulent
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Separates into nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White to yellowish to pink, often tinged with red.



From the National Organizations Directory

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

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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