Photo by Sue Carnahan,
Habitat by Sue Carnahan,
The root by Thomas Van Devender,
Linny Heagy's drawing, showing the root.
J. W. Byng & M. Christenhusz,
Colombia, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Mexico + Aizona; USA, Nicaragua
Yellow - Orange / Deep Maroon
Mexican Yellowshow, Saiya
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, 1825.
Euryanthe schiedeana Cham. & Schltdl. 1830.
Amoreuxia colombiana, Sprague, 1922.
Amoreuxia schiedeana, Planch. 1847.
This member of the
was given this name by James W. Byng and Maarten Joost Maria Christenhusz in
2018. It is found in Columbia, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and southern United States, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow or salmon-orange to
salmon-maroon, with deep maroon basal spots.
The genera name from
Latin; cochlea; 'snail' and spermum; 'pollen'. The species
name from Latin; palmatum; 'lobed' and -fidum; 'like' or
'trusty' for the leaves.
*) Former member of the
Cochlospermaceae family, now joined with the Bixaceae family. Now the
Bixaceae has moved from Violales order to the Malvales.