Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Topobea hexandra Almeda
Original Identification Topobea hexandra Almeda
Current Taxon Topobea hexandra Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 46(14): 320-322, f. 11. 1990.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 341271
Primary Collector F. Almeda
Collector Number 5837
Collection Date 19 Feb 1988
Country Panama
Province/State Panama
Plant Location Notes Cerro Jefe, along summit road and along trail into the Chagres Valley. Elevation ca. 900 m
Plant Description Notes Epiphytic shrub to 1 m tall. Flowers 6-merous, petals pink; stamens 6 in number, anthers pale yellow. Berries and calyx lobes whitish when immature. Locally common but few plants seen in flower.
Broad geographical location Central America
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