Family Ericaceae
Basionym Cavendishia lebroniae Luteyn
Original Identification Cavendishia lebronae Luteyn
Current Taxon Cavendishia lebroniae Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 31: 156, f. 1. 1979.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 285217
Comments  
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 5759
Collection Date 18 Apr 1978
Country Ecuador
Province/State Canar
Plant Location Notes El Triunfo-Canar road, 33 kms E of El Triunfo. Steep roadside with remnant forest vegetation. Elev. 615 m.
Plant Description Notes Terrestrial shrub arching to 2.5 m tall from mostly single stems; rhachis & pedicels pale green suffused with purple; calyx pale green at anthesis; corolla mauve to violent with paler lobes; fruit dark blue-black with pulp being eaten by ants. Scattered & infrequent.
Broad geographical location South America
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