Pisonia capitata (S. Watson) Standl.
  • Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Pisonia capitata (S. Watson) Standl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001235666. Accessed on: 03 Jul 2020'

General Information

Shrubs or small trees, to 6 m; branches dense, spreading at right angles, usually armed with stout, recurved spines 7-14 mm. Stems arching, velvety when young, glabrate later. Leaf blades broadly obovate or suborbiculate, 2-6 × 2-6 cm, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex rounded, rarely subacute. Inflorescences: [staminate inflorescences subglobose, dense, 1-2 cm diam.]; pistillate inflorescences densely subglobose at anthesis, more open in age; branches divaricate or ascending; fruiting pedicel 0.5-2 cm. Perianths: [perianth of staminate flowers deep red, broadly campanulate, 2-3 mm, densely and shortly viscid-villous]; perianth of pistillate flowers greenish, often blushed with red, 2-2.5 mm, densely puberulent. Fruits clavate, 7-10 × 3-4 mm, densely puberulent between glandular ribs, glands extending entire length of fruits.

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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • B Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    Nyctaginaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).