Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2641

Hydrocotyle mexicana Schltdl. & Cham.

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

Creeping herb. Stems dark purple. Flowers green, petals reflexed, anthers yellow.
Roadside, ruderal, disturbed habitat at forest edge. Orange clay soil with Sambucus, Hypericum and Thalictrum. Growing with Alchemilla and Lythrum.

Identification Notes: Verified with Coulter, J.M.; Rose, J.N. 1900 'A Synopsis of Mexican and Central American Umbelliferae' Proc. Washington. Acad. Sci. 1:11-159. Leaves not peltate. Umbels simple with thin pedicels and lobed bracts. Calyx unconspicuous. Schizocarps wider than long with long spreading terminal styles, carpophore none.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2641      3 June 2013

morphological details

umbel umbel pedicels pedicels flowers flowers
flower flower fruits fruits schizocarp schizocarp
mericarps mericarps mericarps mericarps roots roots
petiole petiole adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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