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Collection Details

Species: Oplonia armata (Sw.) Stearn

Acanthaceae Oplonia armata (Sw.) Stearn
A. K. Neill , P. Lewis, D. Whyte, A. Oberli, L. McAlpin 3709

Collection Date: 1 March 2013
Determined By: A. K. Neill
Determination Date: 4 March 2013
Institution: BRIT


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, Deanery Trail.

DD Latitude: 17.8927

DD Longitude: -77.0157

Coordinate uncertainty: 5 m

Min. Elevation: 76.8 m


Habitat Description: Limestone hill forest at trailside.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Shrub on limestone hilltop. Stems reddish. Juvenile stems with distinctive alternatingly-angled spines. Sterile.

Max. Height: 6 m

Habit: shrub

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen