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SONIANEVADENSIS   Vázquez et al. 2019

Series Gibbiflorae

Distribution : Southern Jalisco (Volcán Nevado de Colima).

 

Description :

Perennial, glabrous, caulescent, growing solitary or forming groups of several rosettes.

Roots fibrous.

Stem more than 25 cm long, 2 cm thick, not branched.

Rosette lax, 15 - 30 cm in diameter, with 12 - 25 leaves.

Leaves petiolate, fleshy, oblong-obovate to oblanceolate, apex rounded to shortly mucronate, upper side concave to deeply canaliculate, also at the base, underside somewhat keeled near the base, 4 - 15 x 3 - 8 cm, 2 - 3 cm near base, emerald green, sometimes with reddish margins.

Inflorescences paniculate, 1 - 3 per rosette, each with 1 - 3 cincinni. Peduncle 18 - 27 cm to the first branching, total length 28 - 45 cm, 0.8 cm thick at base, green to reddish, lower bracts obovate- oblanceolate, mucronate, 3.5 - 2.8 cm, convex above and slightly keeled beneath, green; upper bracts deciduous, oblanceolate, spurrred, to1.3 cm long, pedicels 0.5 - 1.5 cm long, green to reddisch.

 4 - 12 flowers per cincinnus, sepals unequal, deltoid to linear-lanceolate, spreading, 0.7 - 1 x 0.2 - 0.3 cm, green to reddish, corolla 1.2  - 1.8 x 1.0 - 1.5 cm, slightly conoid-pentagonal, petals oblong, acuminate, keeled, with distinct nectar cavity, orange-red with yellow keel outside, inside orange-yellow.

 

Published online in Brittonia 20 February 2019.




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