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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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Volume XV, Number 2, April 2008

News and Notes | Leaps and Bounds | Germane Literature | Season's Pick

SEASON'S PICK:  Ampelocera macrocarpa Forero & A. H. Gentry (Ulmaceae):  finally photos of flowers of this rare and notoriously efemerally flowering tree.


Ampelocera macrocarpa Forero & A. H. Gentry (Ulmaceae)
Ampelocera macrocarpa Forero & A. H. Gentry (Ulmaceae)
Ampelocera macrocarpa Forero & A. H. Gentry (Ulmaceae)
Ampelocera macrocarpa Forero & A. H. Gentry (Ulmaceae)

Thanks to Nelson Zamora for these photos (vouchered by Zamora 4051), taken at La Selva research station, from a tree ca. 45 m.  In full flower and dropping flowers, somewhat aromatic of pesto, along the Sabalo-Esquina trail.

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