Family Ericaceae
Basionym Sphyrospermum boekei Luteyn
Original Identification Sphyrospermum boekei Luteyn
Current Taxon Sphyrospermum boekei Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 31(1): 162, f. 4. 1979.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 271098
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 5733
Collection Date 13 Apr 1978
Country Ecuador
Province/State Carchi
Plant Location Notes Tulcan-Maldonado road, 41-45 kms W of Tufino. Montane cloud forest. Elev. 2500-2700 m.
Plant Description Notes Terrestrial shrub to 0.5 m tall. Pedicel & calyx pale green suffused with red; corolla red; stamens slightly exserted; fruits light purple, pear-shaped. Abundant.
Broad geographical location South America
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