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Alophia silvestris

Botanical Name: Alophia silvestris (added by D. Kramb, 13-JAN-06)

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Irid, Iridaceae (D. Kramb, 13-JAN-06)

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General Description:

Similar to other Alophias and has white (silver) flowers. (D. Kramb, 13-JAN-06)

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Preferred Habitat:

Comes up frequently between the ruts of forest roads and trails. (D. Kramb, 15-JAN-06)



Native Range:

Yucatan (Mexico, Belize, and?) (D. Kramb, 13-JAN-06)

Status in the Wild:

Very common in the Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, Yucatan, Mexico. (D. Kramb, 15-JAN-06)

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Sources Cited:

Info entered on 15-JAN-06 comes from private correspondence with W. J. Hayden, Professor of Biology, University of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia regarding his experience in the Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, Yucatan, Mexico. (D. Kramb, 15-JAN-06)

Additional Comments:

Visit Dr. Hayden's site http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/flora-kiuic/index-kiuic%20checklist.html for more photos of the Flora of Kaxil Kiuic. (D. Kramb, 15-JAN-06)

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