Mexico 2013 Flora de Durango y Jalisco

Voucher:SG 510

Rhodosciadium diffusum (J.M.Coult. & Rose) Mathias & Constance

Location:Durango, Espinazo del Diablo.
Coordinates: 23°39'33" N, 105°44'18" W Alt: 2503m

Herb 1 m tall, stem purple with white bloom. Tepals greenish purple. Anthers pink. Basal leaves not present on flowering plant - taken from separate individual. Plant only faintly aromatic.
Open Pinus and Quercus forest. Growing on rock with ferns, under Pinus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Coulter, J.M.; Rose, J.N. 1900 'A Synopsis of Mexican and Central American Umbelliferae' Proc. Washington. Acad. Sci. 1:11-159. Leaves pinnately compound and dissected. Inflorescence compound and diffuse. Bracts none, bracteoles few shorter than umbels. Flowers dark purplish, bisexual at the edge, male in the middle. Schizocarp laterally flattened and winged. Mericarps with three conspicuous thin ribs.

González, S. #510      21 June 2013

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umbel rays umbel rays flowers flowers male flower male flower

umbel umbel

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fruit fruit

mericarp surface mericarp surface schizocarp schizocarp fruit cross section fruit cross section
shizocarp cross section shizocarp cross section leaf surface leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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