D I S C O V E R    L I F E   
Bee Hunt! Odonata Lepidoptera 
  HomeAll Living ThingsIDnature guidesGlobal mapperAlbumsLabelsSearch
  AboutNewsEventsResearchEducationProjectsStudy sitesHelp


Amorpha fruticosa L.
DESERT FALSE INDIGO
Life   Plantae   Dicotyledoneae   Fabaceae   Amorpha

Amorpha fruticosa, md, upper marlboro ---.. ZS PMax
© Copyright source/photographer · 5
Amorpha fruticosa, md, upper marlboro ---.. ZS PMax

Click on map for details about points.

Links
80x5 - 240x3 - 240x4 - 320x1 - 320x2 - 320x3 - 640x1 - 640x2
Set display option above.
Click on images to enlarge.
Amorpha fruticosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 5
Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 4
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Amy Boyd 2011 · 4
Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 2
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 2
Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 2
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 2
Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 2
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 2
Amorpha fruticosa

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma biformis @ BPI (1)

Phoma herbarum @ BPI (2)
Andrenidae  Andrena brevipalpis @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Andrena ceanothi @ AMNH_BEE (16)

Andrena cragini @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Andrena cressonii @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Andrena miranda @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena pruni @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Apidae  Bombus auricomus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (1)

Diplodia amorphae @ BPI (20)

Microdiplodia amorphae @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta amorphae @ BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis peckii @ BPI (1)
Cucurbitariaceae  Cucurbitaria amorphae @ BPI (9)
Dermateaceae  Cylindrosporium passaloroides @ BPI (4)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe amorphae @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Pinnaspis strachani @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Diatrypaceae  Diatrype tumida @ BPI (3)

Eutypella amorphae @ BPI (7)
Excipulaceae  Dinemasporium decipiens @ BPI (2)
Halictidae  Halictus rubicundus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum callidum @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Lasioglossum cressonii @ AMNH_BEE (8)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys immaculata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hoplitis fulgida @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Hoplitis micheneri @ CUIC_ENT (1); BBSL (1)

Hoplitis producta @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hoplitis spoliata @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Megachile mendica @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Osmia pumila @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Melanommataceae  Aposphaeria collabescens @ BPI (1)
Membracidae  Vanduzea triguttata @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Miridae  Lopidea hesperus @ AMNH_ENT (28); AMNH_PBI (3)

Neurocolpus brevicornis @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Neurocolpus flavescens @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Phytocoris tibialis @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Plagiognathus amorphae @ AMNH_PBI (6)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora passaloroides @ BPI (8)

Passalora passaloroides @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Nectria cinnabarina @ 550811A (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Stagonospora cytisporoides @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Pyrenophora petiolorum @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia amorphae @ BPI (16)
Valsaceae  Cytospora amorphae @ BPI (1)

Valsa amorphae @ BPI (1)
_  Camarosporium amorphae @ BPI (5)

Uredo kansensis @ BPI (1)

Uropyxis amorphae @ BPI (127)

Valsaria insitiva @ BPI (3)

go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from Virginia Tech Dendrology
   Top | See original

&pull 20q v4.662 20091102: Error 500 Can't connect to www.cnr.vt.edu:80 http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/Syllabus2/afruticosa.htm

Following modified from MissouriPlants.com
   Top | See original


Amorpha fruticosa L. - False Indigo

Amorpha fruticosa plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - Woody, multiple. A shrub to +3m tall. Young branches pubescent.

Leaves - Alternate, odd-pinnate. Leaflets typically oblong, entire, mucronate, opposite, pubescent to glabrous above and below.

Amorpha fruticosa leaf

Inflorescence - Terminal and axillary racemes to +15cm long, +/-1.3cm in diameter. Pedicels to 3mm long.

Flowers - Corolla of single petal, deep violet-purple, to 5mm long. Petal falsely tubular and surrounding other floral organs. Stamens 10, monodelphous, slightly exserted. Filaments glabrous, white, 4-5mm long. Anthers orange, .6mm long. Style purplish, pubescent, 5mm long, exserted. Fruits to 7mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Calyx pubescent, tubular, campanulate, 2.5mm long, 5-lobed. Lobes unequal, shallow. Lowest lobe acute.

Amorpha fruticosa flowers Flowers close-up.

Flowering - May - June.

Habitat - Moist ground, gravel bars. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking shrub can be found throughout Missouri.
I believe Steyermark lists 5 varieties for this plant mostly based on leaf and stem pubescence. I won't go into those here. There is also a hybrid plant between A. fruticosa and A. canescens . This plant is called Amorpha X notha Palmer .
The genus name means "without shape", referring to the single-petaled corolla.

Photographs taken in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 5-19-03.


Back


Following modified from Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture
   Top | See original

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMFR ---> https://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMFR
&pull 20q v4.662 20091102: Error 501 Protocol scheme 'https' is not supported (LWP::Protocol::https not installed) https://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMFR

Following modified from CalPhotos
   Top | See original

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=dl&where-taxon=Amorpha+fruticosa&where-lifeform=specimen_tag&rel-lifeform=ne&rel-taxon=begins+with&where-lifeform=Plant ---> https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=dl&where-taxon=Amorpha+fruticosa&where-lifeform=specimen_tag&rel-lifeform=ne&rel-taxon=begins+with&where-lifeform=Plant
&pull 20q v4.662 20091102: Error 501 Protocol scheme 'https' is not supported (LWP::Protocol::https not installed) https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=dl&where-taxon=Amorpha+fruticosa&where-lifeform=specimen_tag&rel-lifeform=ne&rel-taxon=begins+with&where-lifeform=Plant

Updated: 2018-01-21 11:24:31 gmt
Discover Life | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation