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Melochia pyramidata Linnaeus var. pyramidata . Pyramid-flower, Anglepod Melochia, Smooth Melochia. Phen: Apr-Nov. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; LA and TX south through Mexico and Central America to South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: A second variety, var. hieronymi Schumann, hairier and with more flowers per umbel, is apparently restricted to South America.

Synonymy: = FNA6, Goldberg (1967); < Melochia pyramidata L. – Bah, Fl4, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, S13, WH3, WI

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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