Villadia

MINUTIFLORA Rose, 1903

Synonyms :

 

Cotyledon minutiflora  (Rose) Fedde (1904) / Altamiranoa minutiflora  (Rose) E.Walther (1938)

 

Distribution : Mexico (Oaxaca); 2550 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Dwarf shrublets.

 

Stems ascending or erect, unbranched, somewhat roughly papillose, originating from a richly branched woody base, 10 - 20 (-35) cm.

 

Leaves ascending, linear, terete, obtuse, spurred, shortly stiff-hairy, 6 - 10 x 1 mm, very numerous.

 

Inflorescences spikes, racemes or lax thyrses with short unilateral branches, pedicels (almost) absent.

 

Flowers : Sepals stiffly ciliate, somewhat unequal, 1.5 - 3 mm, petals 3 mm, white or flushed with red, tube short, lobes spreading above the middle.

 

Cytology : n = 21

 

Incompletely known. The species differs from all others of the genus by the short and stiff indumentum of the leaves and calyx segments.




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