Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Monochaetum talamancense Almeda
Original Identification n/a
Current Taxon Monochaetum talamancense Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 26(1): 72, f. 1. 1974.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 243045
Primary Collector R. L. Wilbur
Collector Number 1631
Collection Date 8 Jun 1972
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Cartago/San Jose
Plant Location Notes Disturbed overgrown slopes of pasturelands along the Interamerican Hwy. on the Cordillera de Talamanca about 18 km. SE of El Empalme. Elevation ca. 8500 feet.
Plant Description Notes Sprawling subshrub in dense thickets along roadsides and overgrown boggy areas in pasturelands. Corolla pinkish white. Antepetalous anthers red with yellow appendages. Antesepalous anthers yellow and suffused with red. In profuse flower.
Broad geographical location Central America
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