Funastrum hartwegii (Vail) Schltr. (redirected from: Funastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegii)
Family: Apocynaceae
[Funastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegii (Vail) Krings]
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Sue Carnahan  
Wiggins 1964
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Stems numerous, from woody root, slender, herbaceous above, 1-3 m long or more, somewhat glaucescent. Leaves: Linear to lanceolate, sometimes auriculate-lobed or even cordate-hastate at base, 1-5 mm wide, 2.5-6 cm long, short-petiolate, glabrous to puberulent. Flowers: Peduncles slender, 1-5 cm long, few to many flowered, pedicels 5-12 mm long, sparsely puberulent with spreading hairs; calyx lobes ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, puberulent, corollas purplish, 8-10 mm broad, lobes acute to slightly acuminate, sparsely puberulent to subglabrous without, ciliate on margins, glabrous within, corona ring rectanguloid, widest below middle, .5-.8 mm high, free from vesicles. Fruits: Follicles slender 6-9 mm in diameter, attenuate at each end, 7-11 cm long. Ecology: Found along arroyos and in arid valleys below 5,500 ft (1676 m); flowers February-September. Notes: Leaves can be diagnostic for this species, as can its drier habitat. Ethnobotany: Plant was eaten raw, the sap secretions were heated over coals and eaten like gum by the Papago. Etymology: Funastrum is from funis, a rope, cord, or sheet and astrum, incomplete resemblance, while cynanchoides refers to being like the genus Cynanchum. Synonyms: Sarcostemma cynanchoides var. hartwegii, Funastrum heterophyllum, Funastrum lineare, Philibertia heterophylla, Sarcostemma cynanchoides subsp. hartwegii, Sarcostemma cynanchoides var. hartwegii Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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Sue Carnahan  
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Sue D. Carnahan  
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Sue Carnahan  
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