Desmanthus cooleyi (Eat.) Trel.
Family: Fabaceae
Cooley's bundleflower,  more...
[Acacia cooleyi ]
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Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Perennial with spreading to ascending herbs, with angled stems 20-50 cm long, glabrous to minutely pubescent. Leaves: Twice pinnately compound with 2-5 pairs of pinnae, an orbicular gland between the pinnae of the lowest pair; leaflets 2.5-4 mm long, oblong to linear, oblique at the base, acute or mucronate at the apex, ciliate when young, stipules absent or 2 mm long. Flowers: Axillary inflorescence on peduncle 1-2 cm long, heads several to many flowered; calyx 1-2 mm long, corolla to 3 mm, with 10 showy stamens. Fruits: Pods solitary or few, 3-7 cm long, 3 mm wide, linear or nearly so. Ecology: Found dry slopes from 3,500-7,500 ft (1067-2286 m); flowers May-September. Notes: Distinguished by the small gland between the lowest pinnae of the leaves that is crater-like. Very similar in appearance to Calliandra humilis, but distinguished by this gland. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Desmanthus is of uncertain provenence, while cooleyi is named for American botanist Grace Emily Cooley (1857-1916). Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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