Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2660

Gaultheria erecta Vent.

Location:Veracruz, Mpio Calcahualco, Barranco de San Miguel, Tlacotiopa.
Coordinates: 19°06'31" N, 97°12'08" W Alt: 2657m

Shrub, 50 cm height and spread. Young stems, inflorescence and flowers pink. Flowers pendent. Young stems and leaves are red-pubescent.
Stream gorge with Pinus and Quercus forest. NE facing side of the gorge. Shaded, mossy bank beside path with Fragaria and Oenothera.

Identification Notes: Verified with Luteyn, J. L. 1995 'Ericaceae Part II. The superior-ovaried genera' Flora Neotropica Monograph 66: 365-383. Stem reddish setose. Flowers racemose terminal with reddish bracts. Flowers urceolate, white hairy. Anther with apical appendages. Fruit capsular.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2660      4 June 2013

morphological details

flower flower flower flower androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium
androecium androecium androecium androecium gynoecium gynoecium
capsule capsule seeds seeds stem stem
petiole petiole adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowering shrub