Monographs Details: Agarista mexicana (Hemsl.) Judd var. mexicana
Authority: Luteyn, James L., et al. 1995. Ericaceae, Part II. The Superior-Ovaried Genera (Monotropoideae, Pyroloideae, Rhododendroideae, and Vaccinioideae P.P.). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 66: 560. (Published by NYBG Press)
Synonyms:Andromeda mexicana Hemsl., Leucothoë mexicana (Hemsl.) Small
Description:Variety Description - Twigs very sparsely to densely pubescent. Leaf blades with abaxial surface glabrous to occasionally sparsely pubescent, epidermis not obscured. Ovary very sparsely to densely pubescent.


Distribution and Ecology: (Fig. 6). Mountainous areas of Mexico and America, from states of Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Veracruz south to Honduras and El Salvador. Dry ridges, Pinus and/or Quercus forests, Pinus, Quercus, and Liquidambar forests with Ulmus, Zinowiewia, Weinmannia, and Styrax, montane mixed forests, disturbed openings, and forest margins; frequently in sandy soil; 170-2500 m elev. Reported from forests of Pinus teocote, P. rudis, and P. oocarpa by Gómez-Pompa (1973). Flowering mid-February through April (early May).

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