Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 404

Artctostaphylos pungens Kunth

Location:San Luis Potosi, Cerro de San Miguelito, above Privadas de Pedregal.
Coordinates: 22°05'06" N, 101°00'01" W Alt: 2351m

Shrub, 1 m tall, 2.5m spread. Bark shiny reddish brown, branches contorted. Leaves erect. Flowers white with pink tinged corolla lobes and calyx
Quercus woodland (encino), canopy 3-4 m tall, with Dasylirion, Arctostaphylos and Salvia. Geology: igneous rock. NW-facing slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Luteyn, J. L. 1995 'Ericaceae Part II. The superior-ovaried genera' Flora Neotropica Monograph 66: 365-383. Leaves vertically oriented, unifacial. Flowers racemose, paniculate and terminal. Flowers urceolate, 5-merous. Filaments ciliate and dilated at base, anther with long basal appendages.

Nova, J.A. de #404      11 June 2013

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flowers flowers flower flower
flower section flower section androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium
stamen stamen bark bark stem stem
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  

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flowers bark
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowering branch