Villadia

KLOPFENSTEINII  Pino & Cieza, 2009

Distribution : Peru (Dept. Cajamarca), 3190 m.

Description :

A succulent glabrous herb 28 - 35 cm tall when flowering.

Roots 3 - 5 cm long, whitish.

Stem procumbent, branching every 2 - 6 cm.

Branches 1 - 6 (-10), erect, vegetative shoots 1.7 - 5 cm long, flowering shoots up to 35 cm.

Leaves succulent, sessile, spirally arranged, crowded near the base, spreading and recurved inwards in young shoots, narrowly ovate to narrowly oblong, to 1.8 x 4 - 5 mm, to 2.5 mm thick, obtuse, subacute, spurred at base, dull green-yellowish, margins entire.

Inflorescence a terminal spike 4 - 11 cm long.

Flowers sessile, 16 - 34, bracteoles three per flower, sepals deltoid to oblong, 3 - 6 mm long, light green, petals oblong, to 6 mm long, united along margins, curved inwards, tips slightly spreading outwards, green-yellow, anthers yellow.

Flowering time : April - May.

Link to photos in Haseltonia 15, 2009.




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