Taxon: Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. ex Torr.

Genus: Fallugia
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Rosoideae
      Tribe: Colurieae
Nomen number: 16562
Place of publication: W. H. Emory, Not. milit. reconn. 139. 1848 (S. Endlicher, Gen. pl. 1246. 1840, nom. inval.)
Comment: although Endlicher listed Sieversia paradoxa under Fallugia, he did not validly publish the combination F. paradoxa under Melbourne ICN Art. 35.2 (K. Gandhi, pers. comm. via e-mail on 10 Dec 2013)
Name Verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Dec-2013
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 31 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • apache-plume  (Source: F Tex) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah


  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource). (F CalifJep ed2)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Moore, M. Medicinal plants of the mountain west, ed. 2. 2003 (Med Pl MtW)
  • Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. 1920 (TreesS Mex)

Check other web resources for Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. ex Torr. :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image