Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Rafinesque
Paxistima myrsinites is a sprawling, low somewhat viney herb with a woody stem. The dark green leaves are small
and lanceolate with a strong central vein. The flowers are very distinctive. They have a nectary disc and
stamens that are easily seen to alternate with the petals. Paxistima myrsinites is found on mountain slopes
usually in at least partial shade.
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Paxistima myrsinites, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Holt Gulch, Nov. 10, 2007
Paxistima myrsinites, in bloom, photo Russ Kleinman, Rocky Canyon, May 3, 2008
Paxistima myrsinites, 1x macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City Range, Bear Mtn. Road, April 6, 2009
Paxistima myrsinites, 2x macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City Range, Bear Mtn. Road, April 6, 2009
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