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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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The Cutting Edge

Volume XV, Number 3, July 2008

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

Bear witness to the rare Costa Rican endemic Matelea pseudobarbata (Pittier) Woodson (Asclepiadaceae), alive and well in the cafetal near Manual co-PI Barry Hammel’s abode in Santo Domingo de Heredia.  Family authority and Manual contributor Doug Stevens (MO), who confirmed the det. via e-mail, reports that this sp. was previously known from just a few collections.


Matelea pseudobarbata (Hammel 24779)
Matelea pseudobarbata (Hammel 24779)

Matelea pseudobarbata (Hammel 24779)

And since this appears to be a good flowering season for numerous spp. in the group, here are a few more, more common ones:


Gonolobus edulis Hemsl. (Hammel 24766)
Gonolobus edulis Hemsl. (Hammel 24766)

Gonolobus edulis Hemsl. (Hammel 24766), also very common around
the Central Valley


Polystemma guatemalense (Schltr.) W.D. Stevens (Hammel 24790)
Polystemma guatemalense (Schltr.) W.D. Stevens (Hammel 24790)

Polystemma guatemalense (Schltr.) W.D. Stevens (Hammel 24790)
This species, formerly known as Matelea quirosii (Standl.) Woodson,
is restricted to mostly dry or moist forest of the Pacific lowlands

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