BAREFOOT BOYS MEXICAN TRIP N° 5
(By Noah Elhardt and Forbes Conrad, , 2006)
(All pictures by Noah Elhardt and Forbes Conrad)
P. medusina in habitat in Laguna Encatada,Oaxaca, Mexico.
P. medusina is P. heterophylla's pretty cousin. Or perhaps even a sister.
This population is growing on a steep gypsum hillside, along with Selaginella, Penstemons, Agaves, and other xerophytic plants.
The plants were slightly larger and their leaves more recumbant (& sparse) than the P. heterophylla just north of here. As you can see they were also coloured much more brightly red.
|more on P. medusina can be read on the specific species page.|
Some of the plants were quite large:
leaf-tip plantlets that can be used to easily distinguish the species from
More on P. medusina in habitat :
Postcard N°5 by F. Rivadavia
And finally, as with the P. heterophylla, a flower with a flower thrips:
Noah Elhardt and Forbes Conrad