Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 448

Polygalaceae
Polygala subalata S.Watson

Location:Queretaro, Lagunita de San Diego.
Coordinates: 21°24'46" N, 99°07'44" W Alt: 2138m

Erect to ascending herb. Flowers light purple.
Pinus forest with Pinus gregii, Arbutus xalapensis, Cupressus lusitanica, Rhus aromatica, Litsea glaucescens, Quercus obtusata, Q. affinis, Cornus, Aphananthe. Growing in a clearing with Dodonaea viscosa, Rhus aromatica and Litsea.

Identification Notes: Verified with Blake (1916) A Revision of the genus Polygala in Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. Contr. Gray Herb. 47:1-122. Keel with a 2-many lobed crest. Sub-genus Orthopolygala. Capsule without a winged margin. Section Timutua. Seeds appressed pilose. Aril lobed at apex, nearly as long as the seed. Leaves verticillate. Series Galoideae.

Nova, J.A. de #448      13 June 2013

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