Escobaria abdita — a new species from northern Mexico

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Řepka, R, Vaško, Z
Journal:Cactus and Succulent Journal
Volume:83
Issue:6
Date Published:2011
ISBN Number:0007-9367
Abstract:

The paper describes a new species, Escobaria abdita ?epka et Va?ko, found in the Mexican state of Coahuila. It differs from similar and related species substantially by its crest-like arrangement of chalk-white, short, finger-like spines, which are four-layered in cross-section, and by rather small whitish flowers with light pink stripes on the tepals. Its fruits soon dry up into a parchment-like structure. The habitat ecology is very special: plants grow in temporarily flooded depressions, immersed in the loamy soil practically throughout the year.The paper describes a new species, Escobaria abdita ?epka et Va?ko, found in the Mexican state of Coahuila. It differs from similar and related species substantially by its crest-like arrangement of chalk-white, short, finger-like spines, which are four-layered in cross-section, and by rather small whitish flowers with light pink stripes on the tepals. Its fruits soon dry up into a parchment-like structure. The habitat ecology is very special: plants grow in temporarily flooded depressions, immersed in the loamy soil practically throughout the year.

URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.2985/0007-9367-83.6.264
Short Title:Cactus and Succulent Journal
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