Syn.: Lopezia angustifolia B. L. Rob., Lopezia coronata Andrews, Lopezia hirsuta Jacq., Lopezia mexicana Jacq., Lopezia pringlei Rose
Family: Onagraceae Juss.
Lopezia racemosa
Distribution: Central America – from southern Mexico through Guatemala to western Honduras and El Salvador.
Ecology: In grows in pine or oak forests, moist or wet thickets, along streams, on sandy fields or coffee plantations, at elevations from 800 to 3300 m asl. Blooms from February to November.
Lopezia racemosa
Description: Annual or perennial herbs. Stems decumbent to erect, branched, 10–150 cm tall, pilose or glabrous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, lanceolate to ovate, 0.5–8 × 0.15–4.5 cm, rounded or obtuse at the base, denticulate, acuminate at the apex. Flowers in racemes, small, 5–10 mm, sepals 4, linear, deciduous; petals 4, unequal, unguiculate, the posterior ones narrower, salmon-red, or red, rarely red-orange, stamens 2, one of them petaloid, the style short, filiform. The fruit is a capsule, 3–4 mm in diameter.
Lopezia racemosa
Lopezia racemosa
Lopezia racemosa
These images were taken in Guatemala, Volcán San Pedro (by Jindřiška Vančurová, February 2, 2015).