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Moonpod, Narrowleaf Moonpod
Selinocarpus angustifolius


Narrowleaf moonpod may be found in loose gravelly soils of the Trans-Pecos, along the Rio Grande, in Mexico and New Mexico. This erect, bushy little shrub is woody at the base with shreddy bark, and is sparsely or slightly branched above. It resembles other members of the four o'clock family with its fleshy leaves and late (nocturnal) tubular flowers. It is often cleistogamous (self pollinating in the closed flower).

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: brownish orange, brownish green

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: pericarp

Height: 1.5 to 3 feet

Width: 1 to 2 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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