Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Monochaetum cordatum Almeda
Original Identification Monochaetum cordatum Almeda
Current Taxon Monochaetum cordatum Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation University of California Publications in Botany 75: 32-39, f. 6-10, table 4. 1978.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype and Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 255701
Primary Collector Frank Almeda
Collector Number 974A
Collection Date 23 Dec 1971
Country Panama
Province/State Chiriqui
Plant Location Notes Chiriqui Prov. approx. 2-2.5 km. east of Cerro Punta and 1 km. east of Bajo Grande. Disturbed sites and pasturelands at an elev. of 2200 m.
Plant Description Notes Robust dichotomously and laxly branched shrub to 3 m. Corolla pale pink; antesepalous stamens deep pink with yellow appendages Capsules cylindrical with few trichomes at the summit.
Broad geographical location Central America
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