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CHLOROPETALUM   Clausen, 1948

Distribution : Mexico (Oaxaca)

 

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

Perennial subshrubs with spreading grey papillose stems, to 1 m tall.

Leaves alternate, rounded, broadly spurred, yellowish green, sometimes purple along the apical margins, 3 - 29 x 2.5 - 8 mm.

Inflorescences cymes with 2 branches, which continue to elongate after anthesis and form new leafy flowering branches, bracts spatulate to elliptic-oblong, 4 - 11 mm.

Flowers 5- merous, sessile or pedicellate, sepals unequal, oblong, obtuse, 2.5 - 6.5 x 1 - 2.5 mm, petals elliptic-lanceolate, acute, canaliculate, yellowish-green with purple stripes and purple at the base, 5 - 6 mm, filaments deep red, anthers red.

Cytology : 2n = 58

 




Photos Ruth Higgins




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