- leaves broad with few tooth-like lobes
- stems deeply grooved
- yellow-green flowers
- bright red-orange berries
Description: Shrub, to 5 m tall; stems deeply grooved; leaves often paired at upper nodes, most with several tooth-like lobes, petioles long; flowers 7-9 mm long, yellow-green, shallowly lobed, anthers cream with outside face purple; fruit 7-10 mm, bright red, loosely enclosed by calyx.
Local distribution: Pacific slope wet forest at 1200-1400m.
Species range: Mexico to Panama
Habitat: Usually grows on recently disturbed soil in open areas, road sides, or large light gaps.
Phenology: Flower: mar-sep. Fruit: mar-oct.
Pollinators: Small bees
Seed dispersers: Birds