Villadia

VIRGATA  (Diels) Baehni & Macbride, 1937

Synonyms :

Cotyledon virgata  Diels (1906) / Altamiranoa virgata  (Diels) A.Berger (1930)

 

Distribution : Peru (Ancash, Cuzco); rocky slopes, 2000 - 4000 m.

 

 

Description (according J. Thiede in to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Shrublets.

 

Stems decumbent or strictly erect, several times branched, densely leafy, ± 20 - 25 cm, basally to ± 8 mm in diameter, bark later peeling.

 

Leaves erect, sometimes almost appressed, ovate, semi-amplexicaul, spurred, 5 - 8 x 2 - 3 mm, not in rosettes but densely arranged.

 

Inflorescences spikes, pedicels mostly absent, sometimes short for the lowermost flowers.

 

Flowers : Sepals narrowly triangular, 3 x 1.3 mm, petals ovate, basally pouched, dorsally keeled, 4 - 5 x 2.5 mm, whitish, subapically aristate; stamens ± 4 mm.

 

See also : Villadia virgata by Ray Stephenson




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