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BATALLAE   Barocio, 1973

Distribution : Mexico (Hidalgo); on rocks, ± 2600 m.

 

 

Description (according to 't Hart & Bleij in IHSP, 2003) :

 

Caespitose perennial herbs with a rootstock and numerous (hundreds) branched prostrate or pendulous stems to 20 cm, forming dense colonies.

 

Leaves densely imbricate, alternate, ovoid-elliptic to almost globose, obtuse, somewhat clasping at the base, terete to flat, fleshy, glaucous-green, 3 - 7 x 2 - 4 mm.

 

Inflorescences : Solitary flower or few-flowered racemes, bracts fleshy.

 

FIowers 5-merous, sessile or subsessile, sepals broadly sessile, almost equal, triangular, 2 - 3 x ± 1 mm, petals ovate-lanceolate, acute, 3 - 5 mm, yellow, filaments red, anthers red.

 

Cytology: 2n = 68 






Photos Ray Stephenson



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