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Disterigma empetrifolium  (Kunth) Drude;  Ericaceae

Arbustos enanos o plantas rastreras, bastante ramificadas, en general forman pequeñas almohadillas. Las hojas son alternas, de hasta 1 cm de largo, están sobrepuestas, y son duras. Las flores son solitarias, miden hasta 10 mm de largo, tienen la forma de jarroncito con 4 dientes pequeños, son carnosas, de color rosado brillante o pálido a rojo. El fruto es globoso, carnoso, mide de 8 a 12 mm de largo, de color blanco-verdoso, translúcido.

Distribución: Venezuela a Perú. En el PNC crece en el páramo de almohadillas y en el bosque de Polylepis.

Dwarf shrubs or trailing plants, profusely branched, forming small cushions. The leaves are alternate, up to 1 cm long, overlapping, stiff. The flowers are solitary, up to 10 mm long, vase-shaped with 4 small teeth, fleshy, bright or pale pink to reddish. The fruit is globose, fleshy, up to 12 mm long, greenish-white, translucent.

Distribution: Venezuela to Peru. In CNP it grows in the cushion páramo and in the Polylepis forests.

 
 
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