Lund., Wrightia 4:45. 1968
Shrub or small tree 2-8 m tall, ± glabrous. Petioles 5-10mm long, marginate; blades elliptic or oblong-elliptic, acute to shortlyacuminate, obtuse at base, 10-20 cm long, 4.5-9.5 cm wide, sparselyappressed-furfuraceous below when young, glabrous in age, withdense, opaque, orange punctations. Inflorescences terminal andaxillary, 5-15 cm long, paniculate, the ultimate flower clusterssubcorymbose; inflorescence branches and pedicels red; pedicelsslender, 3-7 mm long; flowers 5-parted;sepals ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, punctate, persistent in fruit; corolla3-6 mm long, white, lobed nearly to base, the lobes ±elliptic, 2-3 mm wide, lineate-punctate; stamens ca 4 mm long;anthers ca twice as long as filaments, dehiscing by apical pores;style simple, ca 5 mm long. Drupes globose, 6-7 mm diam, fleshy,green turning red then purple and finally black at maturity; seedglobose, hard. Croat 5560.
Uncommon. Probably flowers and fruits throughout the year.
Known only from Panama, from tropical moist forest on theAtlantic slope of the Canal Zone and from premontane wetforest in Colón and Coclé.
See Fig. 444.