Sarcostemma hirtellum (A. Gray) R. Holm
Family: Apocynaceae
hairy milkweed
[Funastrum hirtellum (A. Gray) Schlechter,  more]
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Plant: perenial herbacious vine; stems canescent, densely short-pilose; milky sap Leaves: linear to narrowly lanceolate, obtuse to attenuate at the base, 0.8-4.5 cm long, the petioles indistinct to 5(-7) mm long INFLORESCENCE: UMBELS 6-18 flowered, the peduncles ca. 1-6 cm long Flowers: ca. 4 mm long; calyx lobes ca. 3 mm long; corolla broadly cup-shaped to rotate, cream colored to pink or purplish, short pilose outside, glabrous to minutely pubescent inside, the tube ca. 2 mm long, the lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 4 mm long; crown ring adnate to the base of the vesicles, these ca. 1.5 mm long; column ca. 0.5 mm high beneath the anther wings, these 0.8-1 mm long; corpusculum ca. 0.25 mm long, the pollinia 0.4-0.5 mm long Fruit: FOLLICLES single or paired, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate, 3-6 cm long, canescent and short pilose Misc: Desert washes, lake shores, roadsides; 150-900 m (500-3000 ft); Feb-May REFERENCES: Sundell, Eric. 1994. Asclepiadaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27, 169-187.
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
Sarcostemma hirtellum image
Keir Morse  
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