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BOOLEANUM  B.L.Turner, 1996

Distribution : Mexico (Nuevo Leon), on gypsum hillsides, 1340 m.



Description (according to 't Hart & Bleij in IHSP, 2003):


Perennial (?) herbs with fibrous roots, 5 - 8 cm tall.


Stems 3-4 mm in diameter near the base when dry, papillose.


Leaves alternate, ovate when dry, 7-10x3-4 mm, gradually becoming smaller towards the stem tips, soon deciduous near the stem bases, somewhat overlapping and covering the stem axis.


Inflorescences terminal with short circinnate branches, 5- to 10-flowered, congested.


Flowers : Sepals 5, ovate, glabrous, petals ±3x1.5 mm, free to the base, red, with a dorsal keel, stamens 5, alternate with the petals, 3 mm, anthers yellow.

Photos Margrit Bischofberger

Photos Meinolf Stützer

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