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Latin American Plant Gallery

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 Anacardium spruceanumAnacardium spruceanum Benth. ex Engl. (Anacardiaceae)
Collected by Drs. G. Davidse and J. S. Miller, 1984, Cerro de la Neblina, Venezuela (Davidse 27255).
 Anthurium cf. pulchrumAnthurium cf. pulchrum Engler (Araceae)
P. M. Jørgensen holding an Anthurium cf. pulchrum Engler (Araceae), near Celica, Ecuador.
 Attalea maripaAttalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart.
This plant is a member of the palm family in Vaupés, Colombia.
  Bactris gasipaesBactris gasipaes Kunth (Arecaceae)
The pejibaye palm is frequently cultivated in Central America for its starchy red-orange fruits. It is the largest member of its genus, one typically charcterized by its spiny stems.
 BomareaBomarea (Alstroemeriaceae)
Bomarea, a genus of 150 species in the family Alstroemeriaceae is native to the Neotropics. They usually grow in the mountains, as did this specimen found south of Quito, Ecuador.
 Brachyotum ledifoliumBrachyotum ledifolium (Desr.) Triana (Melastomataceae)
Brachyotum ledifolium (Desr.) Triana (Melastomataceae), a typical shrub of the elfin forest; hummingbird pollinated. Collected by P. M. Jørgensen, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
  Brownea macrophyllaBrownea macrophylla Linden ex Mast. (Fabaceae)
Collected from El Recreo, Nicaragua, in 1985.
 Burmannia vaupesanaBurmannia vaupesana Benthem & Maas (Burmanniaceae)
A local guide holding several hundred plants of Burmannia vaupesana Benthem & Maas (Burmanniaceae).
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