Family Melastomaceae
Basionym Topobea suaveolens Almeda
Original Identification Topobea suaveolens Almeda
Current Taxon Topobea suaveolens Almeda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 46(14): 323-325, f. 12. 1990.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 341269
Comments  
Primary Collector F. Almeda
Collector Number 6484
Collection Date 29 Jan 1989
Country Panama
Province/State Veraguas
Plant Location Notes Along trail to summit of Cerro Tute about 1/2 mile above the Escuela Agricultura Alto Piedra near Santa Fe. 900-1100 m
Plant Description Notes Epiphytic tree 4 m tall. Flowers pendant, the connivent petals bell-like. Petals white flushed with dark pink along a broad margin. Anthers yellow. Flowers emitting a fruity fragrance.
Broad geographical location Central America
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