Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2625

Caprifoliaceae
Vesalea floribunda M.Martens & Galeotti

Location:Veracruz, Mpio Perote, 1 km E of La Gloria, Cerro 'La Casa de Los Carrillos'
Coordinates: 19°23'40" N, 97°14'52" W Alt: 2693m

Low shrub with arching branches, 1m height and spread. Fruits from last season remaining. Leaf buds just opening. Small population of ca. 12 plants in an area ca. 20 x 50 m.
Open Pinus forest with Nolina parviflora. South-facing slope 45º, shallow soil over rocks.

Identification Notes: Verified with Jose Agel Villarreal Q. 2002 'Flora de Veracruz, Caprifoliaceae' Vol. 126. Dormant plant with last year fruits. Achenes strigose with 4-5 persistent sepals apically.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2625      2 June 2013

morphological details

achene achene achene achene sepals sepals
ovary ovary ovary cross section ovary cross section ovary cross section ovary cross section
bark bark bud bud bud scales bud scales

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achenes

achenes
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habitat
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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fruiting shrub
achenes
achenes
achenes