PAINTERI Rose, 1905

Synonym : Altamiranoa painteri (Rose) E. Walther (1938)


Distribution: Mexico (Zacatecas, Jalisco, Guanajuato).



Description (according to IHSP, 2003):


Herbs; roots thickened.


Stems short-lived, with sorne short erect dark blue-greenish branches, base short, woody-persistent.


Leaves ascending, tapering from the tip downwards and thus clavate, terete, obtuse, finely

papillose, 5 - 15 (-25) mm, pale green, numerous and densely arranged.


Inflorescences rather lax spikes or on vigorous plants thyrses, 4 - 10 cm.


Flowers : Sepals thickish, obtuse, 2.5 - 6 x 1 - 2.5 mm; petals somewhat longer or as long as the sepals, white, dry ± rose-coloured, erect, obtuse.


Cytology : n = 15.


A little-known species.

Photos Gerhard Köhres

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