Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Rhynchosida physocalyx (A. Gray) Fryxell
Rhynchosida physocalyx is a decumbent herb with five pale yellow petals around a cluster of stamens in a group around the style (monadelphous.) The fruit is enclosed at maturity by a much enlarged calyx, similar to Physalis in the Solanaceae and giving it the species epithet "physocalyx." Rhynchosida physocalyx is found in disturbed soil at middle elevation.
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Rhynchosida physocalyx, photo Kevin Keith, Cliff, July 14, 2011
Rhynchosida physocalyx, fruit with enlarged calyx, photo Kevin Keith, Cliff, July 14, 2011
Rhynchosida physocalyx, closeup of fruit with enlarged calyx, photo Kevin Keith, Cliff, July 14, 2011
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