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ANDINUM Ball, 1885

Synonym : Villadia andina (Ball) Baehni & Macbride (1937)

 

Distribution : Peru (Lima : valley of the Rió Rimac), ± 4000 m

 

 

Description (according to IHSP 2003) :

 

Tufted perennial herbs with many slender leafy branches.

 

Leaves alternate, small, semiglobose.

 

Inflorescence : flowering branches suberect, inflorescences few-flowered.

 

Flowers  5-merous, sessile or subsessile, sepals basally free, slightly spurred, ovate-elliptic, almost as long as the petals, petals basally connate, lanceolate or oblong, subobtuse, dark red.

 

Cytology : chromosome count of approx. n=40

 

Note :

Recent discoveries show there may be one or more giant forms in north of Peru, unpublished as of year 2006, these can go to 3 ft. tall as a bush. They will probably be published as full new species. (James Low)

Small form :





a larger and a smaller form :



Larger form :





Photos Margrit Bischofberger



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