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1. Schaefferia cuneifolia A. Gray, Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3(5): 35. 1852.

Desert yaupon, capul, panalero Desert yaupon, capul, panalero

Schaefferia cuneifolia var. pedicellata Lundell

Shrubs 1–2 m. Stems: twigs ± spinescent; short shoots present. Leaves alternate or fascicled; petiole absent; blade cuneate-obovate to oblanceolate, 5–23 × 2–15 mm, base cuneate, apex broadly obtuse to shallowly emarginate. Pedicels (fruiting) 0–2 mm. Flowers: sepals 0.5 mm; petals oblong, 3 mm. Drupes orange to bright red, 3–5 mm. Seeds yellow.

Flowering Feb–Jul. Rocky hillsides, breaks; 100–600 m; Tex.; Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas).

In the flora area, Schaefferia cuneifolia occurs in southern and western Texas.


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