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Arcytophyllum filiforme  (Ruiz & Pav.) Standl.;  Rubiaceae

Hierbas con apariencia de musgo, formando alfombras; los tallos son rastreros, algo leñosos. Las hojas son opuestas, lanceoladas, de hasta 0,4 cm de largo. Las flores son solitarias, de hasta 5 mm de largo, blancas o teñidas con lila o rosado, tienen un tubo corto con 4 lóbulos triangulares.

Distribución: Ecuador a Bolivia. Especie común en los páramos. En el PNC se encuentra en el páramo de pajonal. Llama la atención su aspecto como musgo.

Moss-like herbs that form mats; the stems are trailing, somewhat woody. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate, up to 0.4 cm long. The flowers are solitary, up to 5 mm long, white or tinged with lilac or pink; they have a short tube with 4 triangular lobes.

Distribution: Ecuador to Bolivia. In CNP it is a common species found in the grass páramo. Its moss-like habit is noticeable.

 
 
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