Family Lauraceae
Basionym Phoebe chavarriana Hammel
Original Identification Phoebe chavarriana Hammel sp. nov.
Current Taxon Phoebe chavarriana Hammel
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 67: 131. 1986.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 302861
Primary Collector Barry Hammel
Collector Number 11931
Collection Date 2 May 1982
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Heredia
Plant Location Notes Finca La Selva, the OTS Field Station on the Rio Puerto Viejo just E of its junction with the Rio Sarapiqui. Elevation about 100 m. Edge of trail between station and lab. Known as Ocotea nicaraguensis at La Selva.
Plant Description Notes Tree 15 m. tall, 15 cm dbh; leaves thick, coriaceous, the lower surface appearing glaucous due to the papilose epidermal cells, upper surface dark green and slightly reflective; petioles reddish, channeled above; midrib impressed above, much lighter than the lamina; flower greenish white, petals erect.
Broad geographical location Central America
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