Plant: perennial herb Leaves: cuneate to broadly cuneate, (5-)7(-9)-lobed, 2.6-5.5 cm long (not including 3-10 cm long petiole), 4.7-8.5 cm wide INFLORESCENCE: cymes, terminal, few-flowered Flowers: 7-8 cm long, 6-8 cm wide; sepals long-pilose; petals pale yellow-salmon or deep salmon tinged with maroon, the basal spots pale maroon; upper anthers cream, the lower set of anthers cream or pale maroon; ovary densely silky Fruit: CAPSULES ellipsoid, striated longitudinally (less so in ours). 5.7-8 cm long, 2.3-3.9 cm wide, long-acuminate, short-pilose. SEEDS globose, black, dull, 4.7 mm long, 4.3 mm wide; seed coat light brown, easily detached, sparsely short-pilose, the hairs often forked Misc: Limestone hills and granitic slopes; 1310 m (4300 ft); Jul-Sep REFERENCES: Hodgson, Wendy. 1994. Bixaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27, 188-189.