Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2626

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°14'53" W Alt: 2693m

Stout shrub with arching branches, 2.5 m height . In flower, flowers pink-fuchsia with faint white and orange markings in the mouth. Calyx and ovary reddish. Small population of ca. 12 plants in an area ca. 20 x 50 m.
Open Pinus forest with Compositae, Poaceae and ?Nolina. South-facing slope 45º, rocks and silty loam soil

Identification Notes: Verified with Jose Agel Villarreal Q. 2002 'Flora de Veracruz, Caprifoliaceae' Vol. 126. Flowers tubular, pendent and almost regular. Nectary three lines of glandular hairs at the base of the corolla tube. Calyx of 5 reddish accrescent sepals.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2626      2 June 2013

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence ovary ovary corolla lobes corolla lobes

style, stamens style, stamens

style, stamens style, stamens

corolla tube section corolla tube section

nectary nectary bark bark stem cross section stem cross section
bud scales bud scales adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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flowers flowers
flowers calyx
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowering branch