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Proboscidea parviflora

Proboscidea parviflora (Woot.) Woot. & Standl.

 

Doubleclaw, Devil’s Claw, Unicorn Plant

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyMartyniaceae
GenusProboscideaFrom the Greek proboskis, “elephant’s trunk,” in allusion to the elongated curved ends of the fruit
SpeciesparvifloraFrom the Greek parvus, “small,” and flora, “flower,” hence “small-flowered”

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Proboscidea parviflora description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Proboscidea parviflora (Doubleclaw, Devil’s Claw, Unicorn Plant)

8/27/2014 · Sandy Walk, Petroglyph National Monument, NM
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 22 cm)

Proboscidea parviflora (Doubleclaw, Devil’s Claw, Unicorn Plant)

8/27/2014 · Sandy Walk, Petroglyph National Monument, NM
≈ 10 × 15" (25 × 37 cm)

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