Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Monochaetum exaltatum Almeda
Original Identification n/a
Current Taxon Monochaetum exaltatum Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation  University of California Publications in Botany 75: 97, f. 27. 1978. 
Holotype/Isotype Holotype and Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 243363
Comments  
Primary Collector Frank Almeda
Collector Number 973
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 shrubs to 2.5 m. tall. Petals deep magenta. Antepetalous anthers deep red. Antesepalous ones yellow as the appendages. Capsules mixed with spreading glandular hairs. Sepals erect or ascending in fruit.
Broad geographical location Central America
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