Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 437

Phyllanthus barbarea M. C. Johnst.

Location:Queretaro, Lagunita de San Diego.
Coordinates: 21°24'59" N, 99°07'46" W Alt: 2137m

Shrub 50 cm height and spread. Flowers pendent, pale green to yellow.
Pinus forest with Pinus gregii, Arbutus xalapensis, Cupressus lusitanica, Rhus aromatica, Litsea glaucescens, Quercus obtusata, Q. affinis, Cornus, Aphananthe.

Identification Notes: Verified with Victor W. Steinmann 2007 'flora del bajío y de regiones adyacentes' vol. 152. Ramification not 'phyllanthoid'. Stems papillose, glandular. Leaves obovate, emarginate at apex and with short mucro. Stipules persistent. Flowers solitary, unisexual (monoecious). Sepals 6, greenish-white with hyaline margin. Stamens fused into a column but anthers free. Nectary disc divided into six segments. Capsule glabrous.

Nova, J.A. de #437      13 June 2013

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fruit fruit schizocarp schizocarp mericarp, seed mericarp, seed
stipules stipules adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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Herbarium voucher
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