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VISCIDUM   Reyes & de la Cruz-López, 2019

Section Diotostemon

Distribution : Mexico (Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Zacatecas).

 

Descripton :

Plant perennial, suffrutescent, caespitose.

Roots fibrous.

Stems erect, 7 - 15 cm tall (up to 25 cm in cultivation), 0.6 - 1.0 cm thick, brownish to ochre green, glutinous, with fissures toward the base, branched from the base.

Rosettes lax, not well defined, 3 - 6 cm in diameter.

Leaves oblanceolate, subcylindrical, asacending, sometimes extended, 1.3 . 3.9 cm long, 0.6 - 1.2 cm wide, 0.5 - 0.72 cm thick, slightly concave, apex slightly acute, mucronulate, dark green and glossy.

Inflorescence 21.5 - 28 cm long, cincinnus almost 6 cm long, faint pink, with 4 - 10 flowers, bracts 10 - 12, lanceolate, up to 1.6 cm long, pedicels up to 1.1 cm long, faint pink.

Flowers : Sepals almost equal, lanceolate, to 0.85 x 0.43 cm, pink, green towards the tip, apex acute, corolla tubular, slightly campanulate, 1.1 cm long, 0.7 cm wide, faint pink on both sides, appendages present.

Flowering time from January to May.

First published in Haseltonia 26: 14-22. 2019.

Note :

Neither the photos illustrating the description nor specimens of this new species present in collections show any viscidity, i.e. the specific epithet is rather misleading.




Photos Gerhard Köhres





Photos Margrit Bischofberger




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