T.A. Sprague & L.A.M. Riley, 1922
Desert, Mexico, Southern North America
Yellow / Orange
Santa Rita Throwup weed, Santa Rita Yellowshow, Temaqui Zaya
Cochlospermum gonzalezii, Byng & Christenh., 2018.
This member of the
Bixaceae* family was described by Thomas Archibald Sprague and
Lawrence Athelstan Molesworth Riley in 1922. It is
found in the Southern part of North America, growing in lime- or
granite gravel, in about 1.500 meters height with some water and
lots of sun. The tuberous roots can grow to two centimetres in diameter,
the leaves to eight or even 40 centimetres height. The flowers are
yellow and orange, and
it is probably only possible to reproduce it by seeds.
The genera name means
'looking like Rhexia'. The species name after the Mexican botanist
Francisco González Medrano, 1905-1964.
*) Former member of the
Cochlospermaceae family, now joined with the Bixaceae family. Now the
Bixaceae has moved from Violales order to the Malvales.