Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2661

Gaultheria myrsinoides Kunth

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

Shrub 40 cm tall. Flowers white, pendent, pink-tinged at apex in bud.
Stream gorge with Pinus and Quercus forest. NE facing side of the gorge. N-facing bank with Fuchsia and Compositae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Luteyn, J. L. 1995 'Ericaceae Part II. The superior-ovaried genera' Flora Neotropica Monograph 66: 365-383. (Pernettya subgenus). Flowers solitary, axillary. Corolla ucreolate, white and 5-lobed. Leaves toothed, teeth ending in long setae.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2661      4 June 2013

morphological details

flowers flowers

flower flower

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androecium androecium androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium stamen stamen
stem stem adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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Herbarium voucher
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flowering shrub