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Habit: Perennial herb from thick taproot, minutely hairy. Stem: prostrate to ascending. Leaf: petioled; blade < 8 cm, +- firm to fleshy, paired leaves +- unequal. Inflorescence: bracts 1--3, free, not forming involucre; flower generally 1, or paired. Flower: nocturnal or cleistogamous; perianth trumpet-shaped, white, tube slender; stamens 5, +- exserted; stigma +- spheric, +- exceeding anthers. Fruit: oblong, glabrous; wings translucent or 0.
Species In Genus: 17 species: especially southwestern United States, northeastern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: without closure, from absence of involucre) Note: Pollinated by hawkmoths. Selinocarpus moved to Acleisanthes.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AcleisanthesPrevious taxon: Abronia villosa var. villosa
Next taxon: Acleisanthes longiflora
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2017. Acleisanthes, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=8781, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.