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Collection Details

Species: Melochia tomentosa L.

Sterculiaceae Melochia tomentosa L.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis, B. Wilson, L. Samson, M. Gold 3401

Collection Date: 3 May 2012
Determined By: A. K. Neill
Determination Date: 29 June 2012
Institution: BRIT


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Great Goat Island, northeast side, offshore of the Hellshire Hills. "Where the goats get watered."

DD Latitude: 17.8776

DD Longitude: -77.0501

Coordinate uncertainty: 5 m

Min. Elevation: 9.3 m


Habitat Description: Disturbed scrub forest interior of island.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Tall narrow shrub in red clay. Peduncled inflorescences; flower purple.

Max. Height: 2.3 m

Habit: shrub

Other Data

Research Site: Goat Islands

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen