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Collection Details

Species: Ceratostema pubescens Luteyn

Ericaceae Ceratostema pubescens Luteyn
G. P. Lewis , P. Lozano, N. Aguirre & I. Aldaz 2640

Collection Date: 4 October 1996
Determined By: James L. Luteyn
Determination Date: 1 January 2005
Institution: The New York Botanical Garden (NY)


Country: Ecuardor

Region: El Oro

Locality Description: Road Manu- Chilla, km 36; 10 km W of Guanasan

Min. Elevation: 2600 m


Habitat Description: rocky outcrops

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: elfin ericaceous scrub, 2-2.5 m; Shrub some plants with a large lignotuber; young flush foliage dark blood-red or pinkish red, calyces with a green tube and scarlet lobes, fleshy corollas scarlet with green lobes, style red, corollas fall early to leave persistent calyces. A small population locally and also common aroudn Chilla.

Other Data

Project: BRIT Type Specimens