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Asclepiadaceae

Matelea edwardsensis Correll

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Matelea Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • PLATEAU MILKVINE - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Plant climbing on other plants; leaf blades to 7.5 cm long and 7 cm wide; petioles to 6 cm long; pedicels to ca. 10 mm long; calyx pubescence short; calyx lobes ca. 3 mm long; corolla lobes ca. 8 mm long and 4 mm wide; fruits ca. 9-10 cm long.

Other

Ecology: This species is endemic to the state of Texas.

Notes: On limestone, open woods; Dallas Co. (Cedar Hill State Park—collected by Paul Baldon), also Fort Hood (Bell or Coryell cos.—Sanchez 1997); otherwise known only from a few counties on the Edwards Plateau; endemic to TX. Apr-May. (edwardsensis: of the Edwards Plateau)