Synonyms :


Cotyledon minutiflora  (Rose) Fedde (1904) / Altamiranoa minutiflora  (Rose) E.Walther (1938)


Distribution : Mexico (Oaxaca); 2550 m.



Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :


Dwarf shrublets.


Stems ascending or erect, unbranched, somewhat roughly papillose, originating from a richly branched woody base, 10 - 20 (-35) cm.


Leaves ascending, linear, terete, obtuse, spurred, shortly stiff-hairy, 6 - 10 x 1 mm, very numerous.


Inflorescences spikes, racemes or lax thyrses with short unilateral branches, pedicels (almost) absent.


Flowers : Sepals stiffly ciliate, somewhat unequal, 1.5 - 3 mm, petals 3 mm, white or flushed with red, tube short, lobes spreading above the middle.


Cytology : n = 21


Incompletely known. The species differs from all others of the genus by the short and stiff indumentum of the leaves and calyx segments.

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