Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2605

Arracacia tolucensis (Kunth) Hemsl. var. multifida (Wats.) Math. & Const.

Location:Puebla, Mpio San Salvador el Seco, San J. Barroso, between San Salvador El Seco and San Nicolas Buenos Aires.
Coordinates: 19°10'26" N, 97°36'33" W Alt: 2375m

Herb 1 m tall with thick root. Crushed leaves smell sweetly aromatic. Cut root exudes yellow sap. Tepals yellow.
Open volcanic rock and sand area. Growing with Mirabilis.

Identification Notes: Verified with Calderon, G. & Rzedowski, J. 2001 'Flora fanerogamica del Valle de Mexico'. Leaves pinnate with filiform leaflets. Inflorescence twice compound, bracts none. Flowers few bisexual at the edge, male elsewhere. Calyx reduced, petals white. Schizocarps longer than wide, glabrous with long style apically and three prominent ribs on each mericarp.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2605      1 June 2013

morphological details

umbel rays umbel rays umbellule umbellule male flowers male flowers

male flower male flower

male flower male flower

male flower male flower

androecium androecium fruits fruits fruit fruit
schizocarp schizocarp fruit cross section fruit cross section mericarp cross section mericarp cross section
leaf sheath leaf sheath abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface c adaxial leaf surface

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