Family Ericaceae
Basionym Cavendishia pedicellata Luteyn
Original Identification Cavendishia pedicellata Luteyn
Current Taxon Cavendishia pedicellata Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 32: 202, f. 20A-D. 1980.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 284401
Comments  
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 7308
Collection Date 20 Apr 1979
Country Colombia
Province/State Choco
Plant Location Notes Ansermanuevo-San Jose del Palmar road, 2-5 kms E of San Jose del Palmar. Roadside slopes. Elev. 1200-1500m.
Plant Description Notes Terrestrial shrub with arching branches to 2m long; stems with odor of anise; rachis, pedicels & calyx green heavily suffused with purple; floral bracts, bracteoles & corolla tube dark wine-red; corolla limb & lobes whitish-red; young calyx lobes secreting a whie, viscid latex; berry purple. Scattered, but common.
Broad geographical location South America
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