Desmanthus brevipes B.L. Turner. Phen: Apr-May (-Oct). Hab: Post oak or juniper woodlands, prairies, and along roadsides, most commonly found on sandy or gravelly soils but also on calcareous and clay soils. Dist: Sw. LA west along the coast to s. TX; disjunct in Brazil.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Sometimes treated at varietal rank (Luckow 1993), but seemingly warranting species status of morphological and geographic grounds.
Synonymy: = Tx, Isely (1998); = Desmanthus tatuhyensis var. brevipes – K3, K4, Luckow (1993)