Micranthes texana

(Buckley) Small

Fl. S.E. U.S., 501. 1903 ,.

Common names: Texas saxifrage
Basionym: Saxifraga texana Buckley Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13: 455. 1862
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 68. Mentioned on page 50, 52.

Plants solitary or in clumps, with bulbils on caudices. Leaves basal; petiole flattened, 1–3 cm; blade broadly ovate to oblong, 1.5–3 cm, ± leathery, base ± abruptly attenuate, margins subentire to slightly crenate, eciliate, surfaces glabrate to sparsely hairy. Inflorescences 20+-flowered, branched, ± capitate thyrses, 10–15 cm, hairy, sometimes purple-tipped stipitate-glandular. Flowers: sepals erect, ovate; petals white, not spotted, ± obovate, clawed, 2–3.5 mm, ± equaling sepals; filaments linear, flattened; pistils 3+, connate to 1/2 their lengths; ovary 1/2+ inferior, appearing more superior in fruit. Capsules reddish to purplish, valvate.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–spring.
Habitat: Sandy flats, rocky, open, wooded areas, granite outcrops
Elevation: 50-500 m


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Ark., Ga., Kans., La., Mo., Okla., Tex.


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Luc Brouillet +  and Patrick E. Elvander† +
(Buckley) Small +
Saxifraga texana +
Texas saxifrage +
Ark. +, Ga. +, Kans. +, La. +, Mo. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
50-500 m +
Sandy flats, rocky, open, wooded areas, granite outcrops +
Flowering late winter–spring. +
Fl. S.E. U.S., +
Micranthes texana +
Micranthes +
species +