Amoreuxia palmatifida

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Amoreuxia palmatifida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Bixaceae
Genus: Amoreuxia
Species: A. palmatifida
Binomial name
Amoreuxia palmatifida
Moc. & Sessé ex DC.

Amoreuxia palmatifida (common names saiya or temaquí) is a perennial herb with a native range from Arizona and New Mexico, through Mexico, Central America and Colombia. It has yellow flowers and long, narrow capsules. The leaves, roots, flowers, and fruits provided food for natives of Arizona and northern Mexico.[1]

Amoreuxia palmatifida Moc. & Sessé ex DC., Prodr. 2: 638–639. 1825.[2]


  1. ^ Hodgson, W. 1993. Bixaceae, Lipsticktree Family. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 27-188-189.
  2. ^ A.P. DeCandolle, Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 2: 638–639. 1825.