Acleisanthes species [Nyctaginaceae]

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Scientific Name Acleisanthes longiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol ACLO2
Common Name Angel's Trumpets ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 19547
Family Nyctaginaceae (Four O’clock) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various dry soil types in deserts, grasslands, shrublands, or woodlands.
Plant: Sprawling or erect, many-branched perennial; stems up to 3 ft. long.
Leaves: Grayish-green blades lanceolate to linear-lanceolate or triangular-lanceolate to deltate, up to 1-1/2 long and 1-1/4 in wide; on petioles short to 1/2-inch long; margins undulate or crispate.
Inflorescence: White, trumpet-shaped blossoms born in leaf axils; blossoms about 3/4-inch across with very slender elongated tubular portion up to 7 inches long connecting to stem; 5 lobes, protruding stigma and 5 stamens; blossoms opening in the afteroon and through the night.
Bloom Period: Spring to fall.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Acleisanthes wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol ACWR3
Common Name Wright's Trumpets ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 19549
Family Nyctaginaceae (Four O’clock) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Open, semi-desert prairies; rocky, limestone soils; far West Texas and Big Bend.
Plant: Perennial with several somewhat hairy stems, erect or spreading from base.
Leaves: Opposite pairs of unequal length, curly, pale-yellowish green, oval to ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, 3/8 to 2 inches long; petioles half as long as blades.
Inflorescence: White, erect, trumpet-shaped blossoms about 1/2-inch across with elongated tubular portion 1 to 2 inches long connecting to stem.
Bloom Period: Spring to fall.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Rare Plants of Texas" by Poole, Carr, Rice and Singhurst, and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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