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Escallonia myrtilloides L.f.; Escalloniaceae


Arbustos hasta 3 m de alto. Las hojas son alternas, miden hasta 2,5 cm de largo, son lanceoladas, con glándulas diminutas. Las flores son solitarias, colgantes, miden hasta 1,5 cm de largo, tienen forma de copa y 5 pétalos caedizos, de color verde o crema verdoso; el estigma es grande y tiene forma de clavo. El fruto es una cࢱpsula seca que eventualmente se abre.

Distribución: Costa Rica, Panamá, Andes desde Venezuela hasta Argentina. En el PNC se encuentra en restos de bosques y partes bajas del páramo.

Shrubs up to 3 m tall. The leaves are alternate, up to 2.5 cm long, lanceolate, with minute glands. The flowers are solitary, pendent, up to 1.5 cm long, cup-shaped with 5 deciduous petals, green or greenish cream; the stigma is nail-like and thick. The fruit is dry capsule that eventually opens.

Distribution: Costa Rica, Panama, and the Andes from Venezuela to Argentina. In CNP it is found in forest remnants and lower páramo.



 
 
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