Anisacanthus species

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Scientific Name Anisacanthus linearis USDA PLANTS Symbol
ANLI3
Common Name Big Bend Acanthus, Dwarf Anisacanth, Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
182369
Family Acanthaceae (Acanthus) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Desert washes and Chisos Mountains foothills. Found primarily in Brewster County (Big Bend) and Northern Mexico.
Plant: Shrub 3 to 6 feet tall, slender branches, grayish-white shredding bark, sparse foliage.
Leaves: Narrow linear or narrowly lanceolate leaves 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long and about 1/10-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Red-orange, tubular blossoms about 2 inches long with 5 lobes.
References: Descr. adapted from "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey and Texas Native Shrubs.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol
ANQUW
Common Name Flame Acanthus, Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, Hummingbird Bush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
182373
Family Acanthaceae (Acanthus) Texas A&M Reference
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Description Spreading deciduous shrub 3 to 5 feet tall with exfoliating bark; light-green lanceolate leaves up to 2-1/4 inches long; red-orange, tubular flowers about 1-1/2 inches long. Descr. excerpt from www.wildflower.org and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native

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