Petalonyx linearis Greene  
Family: Loasaceae
narrowleaf sandpaper plant,  more...
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Debra Valov  
Plant: shrub or subshrub; to 0.5 m tall, often less; current growth often sparsely branched Leaves: sessile, 1-3(-4) cm long, 0.2-1 cm wide, those of branches and main axis similar in size; blade linear to narrowly oblong or elliptic; margin entire, occasionally few-toothed INFLORESCENCE: RACEMES to 10(-20) cm long, 1-2 cm wide. OUTER BRACT 5-11 mm long, 2-7 mm wide; margin crenate to entire; apex obtuse Flowers: petals free, 2-5.5 mm long; stamens 3-7 mm long Fruit: ACHENE 2-4 mm long; SEED subapical; testa non-sculptured; endosperm lacking Misc: Rocky canyons to sandy washes and dunes; to ca. 1000 m (3200 ft); (Dec)Mar-Jun REFERENCES: Christy, Charlotte M. 1998. Loasaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 96.
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Debra Valov  
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Shannon Henke  
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Debra Valov  
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Shannon Henke  
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Sue D. Carnahan  
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Mark Dimmitt  
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Sue D. Carnahan  
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Mark Dimmitt  
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Thomas Van Devender  
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Dave Sussman