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Collection Details

Species: Matelea costata (Urb.) Morillo

Asclepiadaceae Matelea costata (Urb.) Morillo
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis 3496

Collection Date: 3 September 2012
Determined By: A. Krings
Determination Date: 4 January 2013
Institution: NCSC


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, central interior hills, trail between South Camp and lower iguana nest site.

DD Latitude: 17.8699

DD Longitude: -76.965

Coordinate uncertainty: 4 m

Min. Elevation: 113.9 m


Habitat Description: Dry forest, interior limestone hills, trailside.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Shrubby vine on limestone; white latex. Flowers with white corollas with a central green stripe, reflexed at tips; gynostegium purple and green.

Max. Height: 2 m

Habit: vine

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen