www.mobot.org Research Home | Search | Contact | Site Map  
 
Research
W³TROPICOS
QUICK SEARCH

MO PROJECTS:
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
Floras
General Taxonomy
Photo Essays
Training in Latin
  America

MO RESEARCH:
Wm. L. Brown Center
Bryology
GIS
Graduate Studies
Research Experiences
  for Undergraduates

Imaging Lab
Library
MBG Press
Publications
Climate Change
Catalog Fossil Plants
MO DATABASES:
W³MOST
Image Index
Rare Books
Angiosperm
  Phylogeny

Res Botanica
All Databases
INFORMATION:
What's New?
People at MO
Visitor's Guide
Herbarium
Jobs & Fellowships
Symposium
Research Links
Site Map
Search

Projects

 
Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

Main | Family List (MO) | Family List (INBio) | Cutting Edge
Draft Treatments | Guidelines | Checklist | Citing | Editors

The Cutting Edge

Volume XIX, Number 2, April 2012

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

SEASON'S PICK: Schizocalyx veraguensis (Dwyer) Kainul. & B. Bremer (Rubiaceae) gets top billing this term.

Schizocalyx veraguensis (Dwyer) Kainul. & B. Bremer (Rubiaceae) Schizocalyx veraguensis (Dwyer) Kainul. & B. Bremer (Rubiaceae) Schizocalyx veraguensis (Dwyer) Kainul. & B. Bremer (Rubiaceae)

Not so many years ago (1988, ha!—add ’em up, it’s 24!—does time fly?) this species (until recently in the genus Bathysa) was discovered by our team for the first time in Costa Rica (Hammel et al. 17029), uncommon at ca. 400 m on the Península de Osa.  We now know it to be a rather common element of very wet forest in certain parts of the southern Pacific coastal mountains, at 200–800+ m elevation, all the way to the northern Cordillera de Talamanca (Cerro Nara region).  Manual co-PI Barry Hammel got to see it himself again, outside the Osa, on a recent trip to said mountains (see “News and Notes,” this issue), and was amazed to find it an abundant midstory sp. in several of the places visited.

Pentagonia lobata C.M. Taylor, another seldom-photographed Rubiaceae of note, was also to be found in some of the areas visited by Hammel et al. this same trip.

Pentagonia lobata C.M. Taylor Pentagonia lobata C.M. Taylor Pentagonia lobata C.M. Taylor

The photos of the two spp. are vouchered by Hammel et al. 26124 and 26114 (INB), respectively.

TOP

 

 
 
© 1995-2014 Missouri Botanical Garden, All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

E-mail
Technical Support