Family Ericaceae
Basionym Vaccinium jefense Luteyn & Wilbur
Original Identification n/a
Current Taxon Vaccinium jefense Luteyn & Wilbur
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 29(3): 272-275, f. 6. 1977.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 278162
Comments  
Primary Collector James L. Luteyn
Collector Number 3955
Collection Date 5 Jun 1973
Country Panama
Province/State Panama
Plant Location Notes Along the road within 2 miles and at the top of Cerro Jefe. Alt. about 3000 ft.
Plant Description Notes Arching shrub, branches to 2 m. Stems green becoming reddish brown. Leaves dark green above, green beneath, hard coriaceous, slightly bullate. Rachis, pedicels, bracteoles, calyx, corolla green. Calyx-tube slightly winged opposite sinus. Corolla lobes valvate in bud. Filaments translucent white, anther-sacs orangish-brown, tubules yellowish-brown. Common at top of Cerro Jefe. Corolla reddish in bud. Also a reddish hue to calyx-tube and upper pedicel.
Broad geographical location Central America
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