Family Marantaceae
Basionym Calathea elegans H. Kennedy
Original Identification Calathea elegans Kennedy
Current Taxon Calathea elegans H. Kennedy
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Botaniska Notiser 131(3): 349-350, f. 1. 1978.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 263702
Primary Collector Helen Kennedy
Collector Number 3434
Collection Date 26 Mar 1975
Country Panama
Province/State Panama
Plant Location Notes Km. 16 on the El Llano-Carti road, evergreen wet forest, ca. 400 m.
Plant Description Notes Herb to 1.4 m. Leaf above deep green, dark purple below. Pulvinus reddish brown, petiole purple. Bracts dark purple, sepals white, petals white tinged pink, staminodes white.
Broad geographical location Central America
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