Family Rubiaceae
Basionym Palicourea spathacea C. M. Taylor
Original Identification Palicourea spathacea Taylor
Current Taxon Palicourea spathacea C. M. Taylor
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Systematic Botany 9(2): 226, f. 1. 1984.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 295024
Primary Collector John and Kathy Utley
Collector Number 4538
Collection Date 7 Apr 1976
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Cartago
Plant Location Notes Tapanti Hydroelectric Project, along well-maintained trail about 6 km beyond gate to meteorology station at Alto Patillos.
Plant Description Notes Common tree, 6 m, bract purple, flower white. Hummingbird seen visiting flowers.
Broad geographical location Central America
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