Family Marantaceae
Basionym Calathea hylaeanthoides H. Kenn.
Original Identification Calathea hylaeanthoides Kennedy
Current Taxon Calathea hylaeanthoides H. Kenn.
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Canadian Journal of Botany 75(8): 1356, f. 1A, 1C, 1E. 1997.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 375906
Primary Collector Helen Kennedy
Collector Number 4664
Collection Date 11 Sep 1990
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Puntarenas
Plant Location Notes Canton de Osa, Osa Peninsula, Reserva Forestal Gulfo Dulce. In Rancho Quemado Valley along Quebrada Quebradon and the Rio Riyito, 200 m, 8° 40' N, 83° 34' W.
Plant Description Notes Herb 1.7 m. Leaf sparkling dark green above; pale grey-green below. Pulvinus olive-green, petiole and sheath green. Base of sheath white, swollen. Peduncle green. Bracts purple or green. Ovary white. Sepals white below, apex purple. Corolla tube white, corolla lobes purple. Callose staminode yellow apically, white below; outer staminode yellow; cucullate staminode yellow. Extensive population where understory was cut out.
Broad geographical location Central America
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