Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2655

Rosaceae
Acaena elongata L.

Location:Veracruz, Mpio Calcahualco, Barranco de San Miguel, Tlacotiopa.
Coordinates: 19°06'28" N, 97°12'07" W Alt: 2642m

Erect to spreading shrub 50 cm tall. Flowers minute with conspicuous bristly hypanthium enlarging in fruit. Bristles purple with several hooks at apex. Tepals green with red at apex. Anthers dark purple. Stigma brownish.
Stream gorge with Pinus and Quercus forest. NE facing side of the gorge. Open area with Fuchsia and ferns.

Identification Notes: Verified with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biologia. 2009 'Flora mesoamericana. Volumen 4, parte 1 Cucurbitaceae a Polemoniaceae'. Flowers in an elongate raceme.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2655      4 June 2013

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