Krameria erecta


in J. A. Schultes & J. H. Schultes, Mant. 3: 303. 1827.

Common names: Range or little leaf ratany heart-nut
Synonyms: Krameria glandulosa Rose & J. H. Painter K. palmeri Rose K. parvifolia Bentham K. parvifolia var. glandulosa (Rose & J. H. Painter) J. F. Macbride
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 26. Mentioned on page 25.

Shrubs, mound-forming, 1–2 m. Stems erect, with long and short shoots, young branches green, becoming gray with age, strigose, tips often thorny. Leaves: blade linear to linear-lanceolate, on both long and short shoots 0.5–15 × 0.5–2 mm, ape\× acute to mucronate, surfaces strigose, sometimes with multicellular, stipitate, glandular hairs. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers (on short shoots only, often appearing clustered because of shoot compression). Flowers: sepals slightly cupped inward, bright pink or magenta, lanceolate to ovate, 8–10 mm; secretory petals pink, 2–3 mm, with oil-filled blisters mostly on distal portions of outer surfaces; petaloid petals 4–6 mm, connate basally, distinct portions green basally and pink or pink with purple edges distally, oblanceolate to reniform, 2–4 mm; stamens didynamous; ovary strigose; style pink. Capsules cordate in outline, with longitudinal ridge more pronounced on 1 face, 6 mm diam., glabrous or densely strigose, spines stout, 2–5 mm, each usually bearing curved, multicellular hairs on basal 1/2 and retrorse barbs near tip. 2n = 12.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Oct.
Habitat: Sands, gravel ridges, limestone-derived soils.
Elevation: 0–1700 m.


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Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Zacatecas).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Beryl B. Simpson +
Willdenow +
Range or little leaf ratany +  and heart-nut +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Baja California +, Baja California Sur +, Chihuahua +, Coahuila +, Durango +, San Luis Potosí +, Sinaloa +  and Zacatecas). +
0–1700 m. +
Sands, gravel ridges, limestone-derived soils. +
Flowering Mar–Oct. +
in J. A. Schultes & J. H. Schultes, Mant. +
Krameria glandulosa +, K. palmeri +, K. parvifolia +  and K. parvifolia var. glandulosa +
Krameria erecta +
Krameria +
species +