|Author: ||Asa Gray, 1853
||South US, Mexico,
|| Should be:
J.F. Macbr. 1940.
Cochlospermum wrightii, Byng & Christenh., 2018.
potentilloides Pilg. 1936.
This member of the Bixaceae*
family was described by Asa Gray in 1853. It is found in the southern
part of the US and Mexico. It grows in peat with some water and lots of
sun. The swollen roots grow to three centimetres in diameter, the plant
up to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow and red, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.
The genera name means
'looking like Rhexia'. The species name after Charles Wright,
*) Former member of the
Cochlospermaceae family, now joined with the Bixaceae family. Now the
Bixaceae has moved from Violales order to the Malvales.