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Botanical Name: Tigridia suarezii (added by D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
Iridaceae (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
It is morphologically similar to T. alpestris subsp. obtusa and T. venusta, from which it differs in the more robust habit of the plant, the shape, length, and width of the tepals, and the length of the anther, filament column, and style branches. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
Distinguishing features are the dark purple, almost black color of the spreading tepal limbs and the white to cream floral cup with dark purple spots and stripes. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
Tigridia suarezii and T. venusta inhabit the understory in pine-oak forests in an altitudinal range from 2080 to 2800 m, whereas T. alpestris subsp. obtusa grows on exposed rocky slopes above 3000 m. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
A new species from Mexico, known only from the state of Jalisco. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
Status in the Wild:
Info entered today comes as reported in an abstract of the lastest edition of a major botanical journal, Novon volume 15 number 2. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)
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