Jaltomata truxillana S. Leiva & Mione
Peru
updated 2012
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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, CT 06050-4010 USA, and Segundo Leiva G., Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Av. América Sur 3145, Casilla postal 1075, Trujillo, Peru

Arnaldoa 15(2):
185-196. 2008.

Link to the Jaltomata of
department La Libertad, Peru
Link to the Jaltomata of the
Peruvian lomas formations
Link to the Jaltomata
of northern Peru

 

This species is know only from one small mountain, Cerro Campana, on the coast of Department La Libertad, Peru.

Note the larger diameter of the stigmas in the photo above compared to photos below taken in the same population but at a different time. In general, in Jaltomata, male-sterile looking plants have fat stigmas and normal hermaphroditic flowers have noticably smaller stigmas; I can't tell if this is what is going on in the photo above because I don't have flowers (I have only this photo of this collection). Photo by Segundo Leiva G., October 2008.

Fewer than 40 plants of this species exist, all on one small mountain.

Left: Corolla short-tubular with 10 green maculae in the corolla tube. Photo by Segundo Leiva G. (Leiva 2880)

Lower Left: Photo by Segundo Leiva G. (Leiva 2880)

Soil pH 6.7 at plants (measured late August 2007, associated with plant collection Mione, Leiva & Zapata 759)

Below: Note ruler (probably 10 to 12 cm long) in branch of living but dormant Jaltomata truxillana photographed during the dry season (June 1999). On this plant one could see living buds.
Photo by T. Mione (Mione and Leiva 652).

Character Description Figures
Habit & Height
Shrub to 1 m high  
Branches, young
   
older
   
Leaves, size    
shape    
arrangement and hairs    
petiole    
Inflorescence
   
peduncle
   
pedicel
   
Calyx at flowering    
at fruit maturity    
Corolla color
having 10 green maculae in throat of corolla  
shape and size
   
lobes/lobules
   
hairs
   
radial corolla thickenings
   
Stamen, length including anther    
filaments villous on proximal approximaly half (based on Leiva's illustration)  
anther color & length    
anthers of a flower open simultaneously?    
pollen grains    
Gynoecium
   
Stigma
   
Style
   
Ovary
   
Ovules per ovary
   
Nectar    
Herkogamy    
Protogyny    
Fruit color (at maturity) and size
   
Infructescence
   
Seeds per fruit
   
Seed Size
   
Chromosome number
no data
 
Growability in Connecticut, USA
no attempt to grow has been made
 
How long does it take from flower to ripe fruit?
no data
 
Self-Compatible?
no data
 
Seed Germination
no data
 

 

 

Geographic Distribution: Peru, Department La Libertad, province Trujillo, Cerro Campana (a small desert mountain by the sea):

elevation m
habitat
date
Collector
Data Entry
790 lomas 11 Sep 2004 TYPE. S. Leiva 2880 (CCSU, HAO, HUT) Nov 2008 & Mar 2009
500 - 600 lomas 18 Aug 1952 R. Ferreyra 8621 ( MO)
Nov 2008
700 ladera cerca de rocas looks like year 1997 S. Leiva & V. Quipuscoa 2142 (HAO)
Nov 2008
 between 660 and 780 open hillside growing among rocks 15 June 1999 (very nearly leafless, not in bloom) T. Mione & S. Leiva 652 (not yet deposited)
Nov 2008
450 - 850 zona rocosa-arcillosa y de humificación variable 14 Aug 1999 E. Rodríguez R. & E. Alvítez I. 2259 (M) Dec 2012
750 25 Aug 2007 T. Mione, S. Leiva & M. Zapata 759 (not yet deposited)
Nov 2008
17 Oct 2008 according to digital date on photo (top photo) generously provided by S. Leiva S. Leiva Mar 2008

 

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