Family Ericaceae
Basionym Orthaea fimbriata Luteyn
Original Identification Orthaea fimbriata Luteyn
Current Taxon Orthaea fimbriata Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 31(1): 160, f. 3. 1979.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 285754
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 5794
Collection Date 19 Apr 1978
Country Ecuador
Province/State Morona-Santiago
Plant Location Notes Gualaceo-Limon road, 53-64 kms E of Gualaceo. Steep slopes with remnant cloud forest. Elev. 1870-2150 m.
Plant Description Notes Terrestrial shrub with branches arching to 2 m. Rhachis pale yellowish-green; floral bracts pale green suffused with pink; pedicels & calyx light pink; lower ¾ of corolla rose-red, upper ¼ white; fruits turning purple. Locally common.
Broad geographical location South America
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