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Hesperomeles obtusifolia  (Pers.) Lindl.;  Rosaceae

Arbustos de hasta 2 m de alto, con las puntas de las ramas generalmente terminando en una espina. Las hojas son alternas, lanceoladas, de hasta 3 cm de largo, rígidas; el borde es aserrado. Las inflorescencias son de hasta 4 cm de largo, con 1 a varias flores. Las flores son de 10 mm de largo; los pétalos son blancos con tintes rosados a rojos. El fruto es redondeado, carnoso, de 10 mm de largo, de color rojo a negro.

Distribución: Venezuela a Bolivia. En el PNC se encuentra alrededor de los bosques de Polylepis y en el pajonal.

Shrubs up to 2 m tall; the branches often terminate in a spine. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate, up to 3 cm long, stiff; the margin is serrate. The inflorescences are up to 4 cm tall, with 1 to various flowers. The flowers are 10 mm long; the petals are white tinged with pink or red. The fruits are round, fleshy, 10 mm long, and red turning black.

Distribution: Venezuela to Bolivia. In CNP it is found around the Polylepis forests and in the grass páramo.

 
 
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