Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Talinum aurantiacum Engelmann
Phemeranthus aurantiacus (Engelmann) Kiger
Talinum aurantiacum has bright orange petals and linear-lanceolate leaves with a strong
central vein. It is found on dry hillsides and in canyons at middle elevation. Early in the season,
Talinum auranticum has a solitary stem and may look rather diminutive, but as the season progresses
the more successful plants become more branched and may have many flowers per plant open simultaneously.
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Talinum aurantiacum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, July 23, 2007
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