Family Ericaceae
Basionym Gonocalyx almedae Luteyn
Original Identification Gonocarpus pterocarpus (Donn. Sm.) Luteyn ined.
Current Taxon Gonocalyx almedae Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 28(4): 403, f. 1. 1976[1977].
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 244181
Primary Collector F. Almeda
Collector Number 2673
Collection Date 13 Dec 1975
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Cartago
Plant Location Notes Continuation of C. R. #224 on property of ICE Hydro-electric Plant ca 4.4 km beyond main gate to property & ca 17 km beyond church in Orosi. Steep wooded banks descending to rd. Elev. 1500-1800 m.
Plant Description Notes Robust epiphytic shrub up to 1 m tall. Corolla bright red, cylindric but not constricted apically, erect at anthesis & borne singly in axils of leaves. Young fruits strongly winged, green but tinged with red. Few plants noted growing in crowns of trees along steep ridge crest about 600 m above the rd.
Broad geographical location Central America
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