Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 432

Caprifoliaceae
Vesalea mexicana (Villarreal) Wang, H.F. & Landrein var. grandifolia (Villarreal) Landrein

Location:Queretaro, Lagunita de San Diego.
Coordinates: 21°24'34" N, 99°07'52" W Alt: 2153m

Arching shrub 70 cm tall. Dried fruits from previous season persisting.
Pinus forest with Pinus gregii, Arbutus xalapensis, Cupressus lusitanica, Rhus aromatica, Litsea glaucescens, Quercus obtusata, Q. affinis, Cornus, Aphananthe. Growing on an outcrop of calcareous sedimentary rock with Agave dasylirioides, Agave spp. and Cercocarpus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Villarreal-Q, Jose Angel 2000 'Flora del Bajio y de Regiones Adyacentes' Vol. 88. Leaves coriaceous, bullate adaxially. Achenes topped with 5 pesistent calyx lobes. Achenes pubescent.

Nova, J.A. de #432      13 June 2013

morphological details

achenes achenes achene achene bracts bracts
achene achene achene section achene section stem cross section stem cross section
stem stem adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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habitat leaves

achenes

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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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fruiting branch
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