Villadia

APERTA Moran & C.H.Uhl, 1992

Distribution : Mexico (Durango); only known from the type collection.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Herbs; roots thickened.

 

Stems usually erect, somewhat roughly papillose, 20 - 30 cm.

 

Leaves spreading, linear, inconspicuously cylindrical, abruptly pointed, shortly spurred, apically papillose, 15 – 23 x 3 mm, green, not glaucous.

 

Inflorescences lax thyrses, 12 - 18 cm with 10 - 20 branches with (1-) 2 - 4 flowers, pedicels 1 – 3 mm.

 

Flowers : Sepals ascending to spreading, oblong-elliptic, acutish, shortly spurred, somewhat papillose, unequal, 3 - 7 x - 2.5 mm, corolla broadly funnel-shaped, 7 - 8 mm in diameter, petals 4 mm, pale yellowish-green, almost white, tube 1 mm, lobes spreading from above the middle, ovate-triangular, acute, subapically aristate, ± 3 x 3 mm.

 

Cytology : n = 15

 

Distinguished from all other species by the broadly funnel-shaped flowers with ovate-triangular petal lobes. Related more closely to V. squamulosa and V. minutiflora according to the protologue.

Within the V. squamulosa Group, the species is intermediate to the V. guatemalensis Group by virtue of its somewhat larger flowers and longer styles.




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