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NEOVOLCANICUM Pérez-Calix & I. García, 2002

Distribution : South-western Mexico (Michoacán, Jalisco), epiphytic or lithophytic on shady moist hill-sides in conifer forests, 2650 - 3250 m.



Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :


Perennial prostrate to pendent herbs to 40 cm, stems to 5 mm in diameter at the base, first green, later greyish, with adventitious roots.


Leaves linear-oblanceolate, (6-) 10 - 22 x 1,5 - 3 mm, with shortly spurred base, minutely papillose.


FIowers 5-merous, solitary or in up to 5-flowered cincinni, sessile or with a pedicel to 2,4 mm, sepals unequal or almost equal, free, linear-oblong, 5 - 13 x 2 - 3,5 mm, petals free, oblong-elliptic, 8 - 11 x 5 mm, white, or white with greenish or rose tinge, stellately spreading.


Compared with S. bourgaei, S. multiflorum and S. tortuosum in the protologue. It differs from all of these in the solitary flowers or single few-flowered cincinni, as well as sessile or shortly petiolate and larger flowers. (U. Eggli)



Published in Acta Botanica Mexicana 58: 57-62, ills., 2002

Photos Gerhard Köhres

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