Jaltomata pauciseminata S. Leiva & Mione
Peru
revised 25 July 2016  
Link to Jaltomata homepage The information on this page may be cited as a communication with professor Thomas Mione, Central Connecticut State University, Biology Department, Copernicus Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06050-4010, United States of America.
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Figure 1.Branches, leaves, inflorescences and unripe fruits of Jaltomata pauciseminata (Mione et al. 824, photo by Segundo Leiva G.).
Figure 2. Leaves and flower in side-view of Jaltomata pauciseminata (units are mm, Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione).
Figure 3. Branches, leaves and immature fruit of Jaltomata pauciseminata. Numbered units are cm. Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione.
Figure 4. Jaltomata pauciseminata. Illustration by Segundo Leiva G.

The flowers of the 2013 collection were all male-sterile, it seems from photos. To do: Look back at preserved material from 1999 collection and see if flowers were male-sterile (comment of 13 July 2013).

This species is very hard to find. It grows in remant patches of native vegetation, and even when you find such a patch you can look for this species and not see it. In other words, even eyes that are highly trained to spot the genus Jaltomata can, at times, not detect this species!

Shrub; leaf blades to 2.7 cm long; inflorescence 6–10 flowered; corolla whitish, crateriform, with 10 green maculae in throat and a purple ring fading in intensity proximal to distal, 5 – 7 mm in diameter, 10-lobed, the lobes and lobules alternating; the stamens very short, included, purple where the filaments meet their expanded bases.

 

Figure 5. Jaltomata pauciseminata. Numbered units on left side of the ruler are cm. Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione.
Figure 6. Numbered units on left side of the ruler are cm, Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione
Figure 7. Numbered units on the side of the ruler closest to the viewer are cm, Mione et al. 824, photo by Segundo Leiva G.
Figure 8. Ovarian disk is bright orange; stamens look sterile; fruits are unripe. Mione et al. 824, photo by Segundo Leiva G.
Figure 9. Stamens look sterile; fruits are unripe; flower bud at bottom near center.
Units on left are mm, Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione
Figure 10. Mione et al. 824, photo by Segundo Leiva G.

 

Collections of Jaltomata pauciseminata. Peru, Department La Libertad, province Santiago de Chuco
Locality
elevation
habitat
date
collector (herbarium)
Roadside, S 08 07.948, W 78 04.845
3232 m
partial shade of trees, closely surrounded by other shrubs
25 Mar 2013
TYPE SPECIMEN
Leiva, Yacher & Mione 5418
Holotype: HAO
Roadside, S 08 07.948, W 78 04.845, very difficult to find even to a trained eye!
3232 m
partial shade of trees, closely surrounded by other shrubs
25 Mar 2013
collected at same place and time as type specimen:
Mione, Yacher & Leiva 824
Cachicadán, at source of thermal waters
(Not found at this location when we looked again in 2013).
3050 m
in a remnant patch of native vegetation in an otherwise cut-over area, partial shade
13 June 1999

Leiva, Yacher & Mione 2338
Mione, Yacher & Leiva 644

 

 

Figure 11. Stamens of Jaltomata pauciseminata look sterile.
Mione et al. 824
, photo by Thomas Mione
Figure 12 Stamens of J. pauciseminata appear to be sterile. Units in lower left corner are mm, Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione
Figure 13. Jaltomata pauciseminata. Smallest units are mm, Mione et al. 824, photo by Thomas Mione. Figure 14. Jaltomata yungayensis for comparison (Mione et al. 825). Note that the leaves and fruits are larger than J. pauciseminata. The smallest units are mm.

Figure 15.

Ripe fruit of

Jaltomata
pauciseminata

 

 

Mione et al. 644

 

A print was scanned.




Figure 16. Jaltomata pauciseminata. Mione et al. 824