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IUCN: not evaluated
Family: RUBIACEAE Genus: Arachnothryx Species: leucophylla Species Author: (Kunth) Planch Vernacular: Huele de Noche Synonyms: Rondeletia leucophylla
Evergreen shrub, 3 to 10 feet tall (1-3 m). The leaves are opposite sessile, ovate to oblong with wavy margins, 2 inches (5 cm) long, with a white downy pubescence beneath. Flowers tubular, pink, the tube is externally pubescent. The fruit is a small capsule with numerous seeds.
(Preda, M. 1989. Dendrofloricol Encyclopedia.)
Arachnothryx leucophylla is native to southern Mexico.
This species is often planted as an ornamental shrub. Its pink flowers produce a sweet fragrance in the evening, hence its name Huele de noche (fragrant at night) in Mexico.
We currently have 23 herbarium specimens for Arachnothryx leucophylla in our collection. Click on any specimen below to view the herbarium sheet data.