Mexico 2013 Flora de Durango y Jalisco

Voucher:SG 486

Polygala parryi A.W.Benn

Location:Jalisco, NNW of Bolaños.
Coordinates: 22°12'13" N, 103°52'59" W Alt: 2347m

Tiny shrub. Leaves purple. Flowers mauve-pink.
Open Quercus and Pinus forest with Pinus lumholtzii, Quercus radiata, Arctostaphylos pungens, Arbutus madrensis and Arbutus tessellata. Growing in rocks and leaf litter on a W-facing slope under Pinus and Quercus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Blake (1916) A Revision of the genus Polygala in Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. Contr. Gray Herb. 47:1-122. Subgenus Hebecarpa, Section Bioloba. Stems finely incurved puberulous. Sepals all free. Lower sepals petaloid and deciduous, upper sepal herbaceous, persistent. Keel without beak or crest. Seed pubescent. Aril glabrous.

González, S. #486      18 June 2013

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flower fllower flower fllower
fllower fllower gynoecium gynoecium capsule capsule
capsule, seed capsule, seed seed seed stem stem
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowering plant