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LIUI   Arango, 2019

Section Leuconium

Type : Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Barranco de Chamorga, sendero de Chamorga a las Casas de Tafada, N 28º 34’ 14’’, O 16º 09’ 20’’, 430 m s.m., 15-03-2015, O. Arango.


Distribution : Spain : Canary Islands (Tenerife, Anaga).


Description :

Perennial branched subshrub, with 8-16 branches.


Stem 50-70 cm tall and 2,5 - 3,5 cm in diameter, bark scarcely rough, greyish.


Rosettes 25 - 35 cm in diameter, cup-shaped, phyllotaxis 8/21.


Leaves ovate-spathulate to oblanceolate, 12 - 15 x 4,0 - 5,0 cm, entirely glabrous, glaucous-green with garnet-red margin, apex obtuse, slightly mucronate, base attenuate, margin with short, straight, conical cilia.


Inflorescence a pyramidal dense panicle, central stem and peduncles glabrous.


Flowers 7-9-merous, calyx glabrous, corolla bell-shaped, petals yellowish-white, filaments glabrous, white, anthers pale yellow, carpels glabrous, white, ovaries without adaxial appendages, styles longer than the ovaries, not divergent, nectaries square, 0,5 x 0,6 mm, white.

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