Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Blakea chlorantha Almeda
Original Identification n/a
Current Taxon Blakea chlorantha Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Rhodora 82(832): 609-612, f. 1. 1980.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 291410
Primary Collector Frank Almeda, Jr.
Collector Number 2005
Collection Date 19 Dec 1973
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Puntarenas
Plant Location Notes Ca. 3-3.5 km SE of Santa Elena and 2-3 km E of Monteverde on the Peñas Blancas Trail. Cordillera de Tilaran. Disturbed sites along secondary vegetation in open areas surrounded by cloud forests. Elevation about 1500-1540 m.
Plant Description Notes Tree to 15 ft. tall. Leaf margins strongly revolute toward base with conspicuous small formicarial pouch-like excrescence at petiole laminar jct. on adaxial side. Flowers pendant; petals greenish and suffused with purplish but rosy-pink basally. Filaments and style greenish. Another deep purple-black.
Broad geographical location Central America
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