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Collection Details

Species: Clusia flava Jacq.

Clusiaceae Clusia flava Jacq.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis, B. Wilson, L. Samson, D. Whyte, D. B. Hay, B. Barrett, D. McKnight 3350

Collection Date: 1 May 2012
Determined By: P. Lewis
Determination Date: 1 May 2012
Institution: UCWI


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, northwest of Manatee Bay on eastern edge of Big Western Swamp. Southernmost ginger hole in this area.

DD Latitude: 17.8572

DD Longitude: -76.9825

Coordinate uncertainty: 8 m

Min. Elevation: 6.9 m


Habitat Description: Limestone hills near "ginger hole," a pothole-sinkhole in limestone with brackish water surrounded by arid limestone scrub.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Shrub on limestone hill overlooking ginger hole, spreading to 5 m wide. Flower buds green to pink-yellow. Creamy latex.

Max. Height: 2 m

Habit: shrub

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen