Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Topobea intricata Almeda
Original Identification Topobea intricata Almeda
Current Taxon Topobea intricata Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 53(1): 157-160, f. 1-2. 2001.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 381920
Primary Collector Frank Almeda, Jr.
Collector Number 2366
Collection Date 5 Jan 1974
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Cartago
Plant Location Notes Hwy. #224 on property of ICE hydroelectric plant ca. 20-24 km E of the church in Orosi, beyond the town of Tapanti. Steep road-side banks and disturbed sites adjoined by virgin cloud forest. Elev. ca. 1500-1800 m.
Plant Description Notes Epiphytic shrub with branches to 2 m long. Petals white, but suffused with pink apically. Anthers yellow, free and declined to one side of the flower.
Broad geographical location Central America
  • background