Aspicarpa hirtella

Aspicarpa hirtella


Description
Herbaceous with slender stems up to 1 m long, strigose herbage, ovate to oblong-ovate leaves to 4.5 cm long, usually cordate, bearing cleistogamous and chasmogamous flowers, the chasmogamous flowers lacking petals, carpels 2, strongly keeled dorsally but not winged.
Distribution
Southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico at least to Zacatecas, Jalisco, and México.
Habitat
Grasslands and xerophytic shrublands to the transition with oak woodland (Arreguín S. 1991); chapparal (Kearney and Peebles 1969); dry rocky slopes (Correll and Johnston 1970); rocky heavily grazed area with extensive areas of bare rock consisting of solidified white volcanic ash, with Juniperus monosperma and Xanthocephalum sarothrae (McIntosh 2468); crevices in bare rocky S-facing slope, 1800m (Todsen 3 Sep 1979); crevices and pickets in rocky S-facing slope, 1650m (Todsen 6 Sep 1979).
Important Literature

Valdespino, I.A. 1993. Selaginellaceae. Pp. 38-63. In: Flora of North America, volume 2. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.

Kearney, T.H. and R.H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona Flora, 2nd ed. (with supplement by J.T. Howell, Elizabeth McClintock, et al.). Univ. California Press, Berkeley. 1085 pp.

Correll, D.S., & M.C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas. Texas Research Foundaton, Renner.

González E., M., S. González E. and Y. Herrera A. 1991. Flora de Durango. Listados Florísticos de México, IX. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.

Martin, W.C., and C.R. Hutchins. 1980. A Flora of New Mexico, vol. 1. J. Cramer, Vaduz.

Small, J.K. 1910. Malpighiaceae. North American Flora 25(2): 117-171.

Todsen, T.K. 1982. Noteworthy collectons (New Mexico). Madroño 29:60.

Information Compiled By
Richard Spellenberg 1998

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