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MUNIZII   Padilla-Lepe & A. Vázquez, 2014

Series Gibbiflorae ? ? - seems very unlikely.

Distribution : Mexico (Colima - Jalisco border), occurring in tropical moist forest on the southwestern slopes of Volcán Colima.

Description :

Epiphytic plant.

Stem solitary, erect to decumbent, 25 - 40 cm, 1.5 cm in diam., pale brown with darker leaf scars.

Rosette 15 - 27.5 cm wide, lax.

Leaves (9 -) 12 - 13 x 3 - 4.5 cm,, basally 1 - 1.3 cm wide, oblanceolate to obovate, concave above, keeled below, margin entire, in young leaves hyaline, green to olive or brownish green above, glaucous to greyish green on underside.

Floral stem erect, 30 - 57 cm long incl. inflorescence, greyish green, bracts 1.5 - 5.9 x 1.5 - 1.6 cm, * inflorescence cymose with 10 - 11 flowers in lateral circinate branches *, pedicels 7 - 8 mm.

Flowers : Sepals equal, lanceolate, 1 x 0.7 cm, corolla urceolate, 1.5 x 1 cm, pink at base, orange at apex, anthers yellowish.

Flowering time : August - October.

 

* Unfortunately the description of the inflorescence does not correspond either to the drawing or to the photos illustrating the protologue. Therefore it is not verifiable whether E. munizii really belongs in series Gibbiflorae.

Published in Phytotaxa 191 (1), 2015


In habitat, often growing epyphytically, less often on rocks.








Photos Jesús Cortés Aguilar




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