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VINE: Grows up among low shrubs to rarely more than a few meters in
RANGE: Common on rocky slopes and sometimes along wash banks pretty much
throughout the eastern Sonoran Desert and ranging east into the Chihuahuan
FRUIT: Red-tinged, conspicuously winged, with 3 or 2 seeds fused at
base. The tripletted seeds resemble miniature maple seeds.
FLOWERS: Five bright yellow petals have long stalks (claws) and the
petal margins are fringed.
LEAVES: Opposite leaves (two at each node) are small, ellyptic to linear
and are more or less covered by fine silvery pubescence.
Mapighiaceae -- Malpighia Family
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