Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2664

Polygalaceae
Monnina xalapensis Kunth

Location:Veracruz, Mpio Calcahualco, Barranco de San Miguel, Tlacotiopa.
Coordinates: 19°06'32" N, 97°12'05" W Alt: 2715m

Small, spindly tree, 4 m tall. Flowers blue-purple with yellow lip. Fruits green, unripe.
Stream gorge with Pinus and Quercus forest. Shaded south-facing slope under Quercus and Pinus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Calderon, G. & Rzedowski, J. 2001 'Flora fanerogamica del Valle de Mexico'. Peduncles and young stems strigulose (short stiff hairs lying close to the surface).

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2664      4 June 2013

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