Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Topobea dimorphophylla Almeda
Original Identification Blakea aff. wilburiana Almeda
Current Taxon Topobea dimorphophylla Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 52(22): 523-525, f. 2. 2001.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 294783
Primary Collector Barry Hammel
Collector Number 11217
Collection Date 20 Feb 1982
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Heredia
Plant Location Notes Along Rio Peje about .5 km SW of back end of Vargas property; approx. in the area where an imaginary line drawn between Magsasay (colonia penal) and Puerto Viejo de Sarapíquí would cross the Rio Peje.
Plant Description Notes Epiphyte, the branches drooping straight down; mature fruit and bracts bright red-pink; petals white.
Broad geographical location Central America
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