Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2643

Gonolobus chloranthus Schltdl.

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

Climber, twining on Mimosoideae. Corolla green with dark green reticulate veins. Corona yellow.
Roadside, ruderal, disturbed habitat at forest edge. Orange clay soil with Sambucus, Hypericum and Thalictrum. Growing with Rubus and Mimosoideae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Veronica Juarez Jaimes & Lucio Lozada 2003 'Flora del Valle de Tehuacan-Cuicatlan, Asclepiadaceae' Vol. 37. Climber with opposite leaves. Leaves sparesely hairy with colleters at junction of petiole and leaf blade. Calyx tubular fused into a tube at base. Corolla green with overlaping lobes and with distinct venation patterns. Faucal annulus (corolline corona) present very short, lobed and glabrous. Stigmatic head pentagonal in shape, anther with dorsal yellow and fleshy appendages. Pollinia with an excavated sterile basal portion near the translator arm.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2643      3 June 2013

morphological details

flower flower gynostegium gynostegium flower bud flower bud
calyx calyx corolla corolla gynostegium gynostegium
gynostegium section gynostegium section pollinia pollinia pollinia pollinia
flower section flower section gynoecium gynoecium section without gynoecium section without gynoecium
stem stem adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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