Flora of Barro Colorado Island

Arrabidaea corallina

(Jacq.) Sandw., Kew Bull. 1953:460. 1954

Tendrils simple; pseudostipules inconspicuous. Leaves glabrous with tufted axils beneath. Corolla lavender to magenta. Capsules linear, 12-47 cm long, 1.6-2 cm wide, conspicuously glandular-pitted. Stoutamire 2085 (MICH).

Rare, if still present; known from a single recently discovered collection made in 1956 at the Rear Light­house Clearing. Flowers during the dry season, from February to April.

Mexico to Argentina. Most common in tropical dry forest and premontane moist forest, especially in edaphi­cally dry locations.

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  • Arrabidaea corallina