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1. Galphimia angustifolia Bentham, Bot. Voy. Sulphur. 9, plate 5. 1844.

Narrowleaf goldshower Narrowleaf goldshower

Galphimia linifolia A. Gray; Thryallis angustifolia (Bentham) Kuntze; T. linifolia (A. Gray) Kuntze

Subshrubs or small shrubs, to 1 m. Leaf blades linear to narrowly elliptic or narrowly lanceolate or narrowly ovate to elliptic or ovate, larger blades 2.5–4 × 0.3–2 cm, surfaces glabrous or abaxial surface with scattered hairs proximally on midrib, usually bearing 2 glands proximally on margin above base. Inflorescences 5–18 cm, 4–13-flowered. Pedicels usually sessile, rarely raised on peduncles to 3.5 mm, much shorter than pedicels. Flowers: posterior petal sometimes a little longer than lateral petals; stamen filaments opposite sepals longer than opposite petals; anthers 0.7–0.9 mm. Cocci 3–3.5 mm. 2n = 24.

Flowering and fruiting Apr–Nov. Open rocky shrublands, mostly on limestone; 60–700 m; Tex.; Mexico (Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas).


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