Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Elytraria imbricata (Vahl) Persoon
Elytraria tridentata Vahl
Justicia imbricata Vahl
Tubiflora squamosa (Jacquin) Kuntze
Elytraria imbricata is a curious appearing herb appearing among the rocks in the arid Peloncillos. The leaves are not easily seen and are present as a basal cluster. The stems are present as scapes with many small bracts looking much like the leaves of a Selaginella.
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Elytraria imbricata, photo Russ Kleinman, Charles Holmes, Leith Young, Mel Moe & Richard Felger, Peloncillo Mtns. near Rodeo, March 12, 2010
Elytraria imbricata, closeup of last year's scape, photo Russ Kleinman, Charles Holmes, Leith Young, Mel Moe & Richard Felger, Peloncillo Mtns. near Rodeo, March 12, 2010
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