Family Ericaceae
Basionym Cavendishia melastomoides (Klotzsch) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Hemsl.  var. albiflora Luteyn
Original Identification Cavendishia melastomoides var. albiflora Luteyn, var. nov.
Current Taxon Cavendishia melastomoides var. albiflora Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 28(1): 51-52. 1976.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype and Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 240566 241925
Comments  
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 3389
Collection Date 11 Jul 1972
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Puntarenas
Plant Location Notes In the MonteVerde vicinity between the property of Mr. James and the turn off to the Chomogo trail. Alt. approx. 1440-1460 m.
Plant Description Notes Epiphytic shrub to 1.5 meters. Leaves dark green both surfaces, punctuate beneath, coriaceous. Bracts green with laminar, reddish glandular-dots. Calyx-tube pink, apophysis dark reddish-pink. Corolla white, slightly fleshy style pink lower 1/2, green upper 1/2. Filaments white; anther sacs orange, rimmed purple; tubules purple. Common locally in pastures.
Broad geographical location Central America
Family Ericaceae
Basionym Cavendishia melastomoides (Klotzsch) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Hemsl. var. coloradensis Luteyn
Original Identification Cavendishia melastomoides var. coloradensis Luteyn
Current Taxon Cavendishia melastomoides (Klotzsch) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Hemsl. var. coloradensis Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 28(4): 401-402. 1976[1977].
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 263753
Comments  
Primary Collector S. Mori
Collector Number 7776
Collection Date 17 Aug 1975
Country Panama
Province/State Chiriqui
Plant Location Notes Cerro Colorado. 50 km N of San Felix on the continental divide. Cloud forest. Alt. 1200-1500 m.
Plant Description Notes Epiphytic shrub. Ovary red, corolla blue.
Broad geographical location Central America
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