Phaulothamnus A. Gray
  • Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 293–294. 1885.
  • Snake-eyes [Greek phaulos, paltry, uncomely, ill to handle, and thamnos, shrub]


This taxon is accepted by Achatocarpaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Shrubs, diffusely branched; branches spreading, spinescent. Bark grayish, smooth, glabrous. Leaves deciduous [persistent], alternate or clustered at nodes; blade spatulate to oblanceolate, apex rounded to somewhat retuse and mucronate, narrowed into petiole or sessile. Inflorescences racemose or flowers solitary; bracteate. Flowers 1-12; tepals persistent, suborbicular to obovate, concave, margins scarious. Staminate flowers: stamens 12-14; filaments ± 1.5 mm; anthers ± 1.8 mm. Pistillate flowers: stigmas ± 2 mm, papillose. Berries transparent, globose, slightly compressed, thin-coriaceous, juicy.

Common Names

NameLanguage
Snake-eyes [Greek phaulos, paltry, uncomely, ill to handle, and thamnos, shrub]

 Information From

Achatocarpaceae
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  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora of North America @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Flora of North America Association
World Flora Online consortium
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).