Gossypianthus lanuginosus var. lanuginosus

Synonyms: Gossypianthus lanuginosus var. sheldonii (Hooker) Mears Guilleminea lanuginosa var. rigidiflora (Uline & W. L. Bray) Mears Guilleminea lanuginosa var. sheldonii
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 439. Mentioned on page 436.

Basal leaf blades oblong-oblanceolate, oblanceolate, or spatulate, (1.6–)3.5–6(–8.5) × (0.3–)0.5–1.2(–1.7) cm. Cauline leaf blades ovate to oblong-ovate or obovate, (0.1–)0.5–1.8(–3.3) × (0.1–)0.3–0.7(–1.3) cm, pilose to sericeous abaxially, pilose to glabrate adaxially.

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Sandy loams or clays, generally dry waste areas
Elevation: 0-1500 m


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N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas), West Indies.


Gossypianthus lanuginosus var. lanuginosus is known from New Mexico based on a specimen at NY but there is no additional location information.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Steven E. Clemants +
(Poiret) Moquin-Tandon +
Paronychia lanuginosa +
N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Chihuahua +, Coahuila +, Tamaulipas) +  and West Indies. +
0-1500 m +
Sandy loams or clays, generally dry waste areas +
Flowering year-round. +
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. +
Illustrated +
Gossypianthus lanuginosus var. sheldonii +, Guilleminea lanuginosa var. rigidiflora +  and Guilleminea lanuginosa var. sheldonii +
Gossypianthus lanuginosus var. lanuginosus +
Gossypianthus lanuginosus +
variety +