- treelet with paired, glabrous leaves
- 2 cm solitary yellow flowers
- yellow-green berries partly enclosed by calyx
Description: Treelet, mature at 2-6 m. Leaves distichous, paired, glabrous; flowers sessile in leaf axils, usually solitary, corolla yellow-green, 2 cm long, fruit to 12 mm long, a green berry mostly enclosed by the calyx.
Local distribution: Cloud forest on both slopes, less abundant in wet forest on Pacific slope.
Species range: Mexico to Panama
Habitat: Common in understory and edges of wetter forests on both slopes, in stream canyons in drier areas.
Phenology: Most of year, with peak in wet season.
Pollinators: Small bees, also Bombus
Seed dispersers: Bats?