Family Ericaceae
Basionym Utleya costaricensis Wilbur & Luteyn
Original Identification n/a
Current Taxon Utleya costaricensis Wilbur & Luteyn
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 29(3): 267-270, f. 4. 1977.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 251368
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 4412
Collection Date 20 Dec 1974
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Cartago
Plant Location Notes Steep roadside slopes on property of ICE Hydroelectric plant about 15-20 km beyond suspension bridge over Rio Grande de Orosi. Elevation about 1300-1800 m.
Plant Description Notes Epiphytic shrub with winged branches to 1 m. Calyx green, suffused with maroon when immature, broadly winged alternate with calyx lobes. Corolla light pink, lobes white, winged opposite the lobes. One plant seen, on fallen tree.
Broad geographical location Central America
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