Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2636

Xylosma flexuosum (H.B. & K.) Hemsl.

Location:Veracruz, Mpio Tequila.
Coordinates: 18°43'22" N, 97°03'50" W Alt: 1835m

Straggly, spiny shrub 1.5m tall with spines 2 cm long on older wood. Flowers minute with yellow anthers.
Roadside, ruderal, disturbed habitat at forest edge. Orange clay soil with Sambucus, Hypericum and Thalictrum. Growing in shade in rocks with Calliandra.

Identification Notes: Verified with Nee, M. 1999 'Flora de Veracruz' Vol. 111. Dioecious, male plant. Leaves alternate, chartaceous, toothed. Venation on leaves very conspicuous. Flowers in axillary fascicules. Flowers small with petals lacking, androecium hypogynous, fused at base and with extrastaminal nectary glands. Stamens more than 8.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2636      3 June 2013

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flowers flowers flowers flowers

flower flower

flower flower

flower flower

flower section flower section androecium androecium androecium androecium
stem stem adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering branch