Mexico 2013 Flora de Durango y Jalisco

Voucher:SG 494

Comarostaphylis glaucescens (Kunth) Zucc. ex Klotzsch

Location:Jalisco, NNW of Bolaños.
Coordinates: 21°53'07" N, 103°51'10" W Alt: 2254m

Small tree 1.8 m tall, single stemmed at base. Branches contorted. Bark flaking, orange-brown beneath. Flowers dark pink. Corolla tube pale at base.
Open Quercus and Pinus forest with Pinus lumholtzii, Quercus radiata, Juniperus durangensis, Arctostaphylos pungens, Arbutus madrensis and Arbutus tessellata.

Identification Notes: Verified with Luteyn, J. L. 1995 'Ericaceae Part II. The superior-ovaried genera' Flora Neotropica Monograph 66: 365-383. Leaves entire whorled apically. Inflorescence unbranched, terminal. Corolla urceolate, 5-merous. filaments ciliate and anthers with apical appendage. Ovary hairy. Fruits fleshy.

González, S. #494      18 June 2013

morphological details

peduncles peduncles

flowers flowers

flower flower

corolla lobes corolla lobes calyx calyx flower section flower section
androecium, ovary androecium, ovary stamens stamens gynoecium gynoecium
ovary ovary ovaries ovaries ovary ovary
stem stem adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

additional pictures

inflorescence flowers
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering branch
flowering branch