Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 403

Lonicera pilosa (Kunth) Spreng. f. schaffneri Rehder

Location:San Luis Potosi, Cerro de San Miguelito, above Privadas de Pedregal.
Coordinates: 22°05'08" N, 100°59'57" W Alt: 2344m

Climber twining to 2.5 m high, stems layering on the ground. Leaves and petioles purple tinged. Leaves glaucous above, whitish below. Stems hollow. Young stems orange or cream, purple tinged. Older stems with grey peeling bark. Specimen with very immature buds, terminal inflorescence.
Quercus woodland (encino), canopy 3-4 m tall, with Dasylirion, Arctostaphylos and Salvia. Geology: igneous rock. Growing on Quercus grisea on a N-facing slope 30º, with large rocks.

Identification Notes: Verified with Jose Angel Villarreal Q. 2000 'Flora del Bajio y de Regiones Adyacentes' Vol. 88. Subgenus Periclymenum subsection Phenianthi. Leaves pilose abaxially, not coriaceous. Inflorescence a pedunculate spike of sessile three flowered cymes. Involucral bract amplexicaule. Bracts and bracteoles shorter than ovaries. Calyx and ovaries glandular hairy.

Nova, J.A. de #403      11 June 2013

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence inflorescence inflorescence flower buds flower buds
stem section stem section bud scales bud scales stem stem
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowering branch