- erect herb to 1.5 m
- upper leaves paired with weak marginal lobes
- flower white with green spots
- fruit calyx persistent with lobes fused, without purple lines below
Description: Herb to 1.5 m; leaves paired, nearly glabrous, often with weak, tooth-like marginal lobes; flowers with corolla green-white, lobes nearly fused, a few green markings inside at base, calyx lobes fused; fruit a purple-black berry to 15 mm, calyx persistent and horizontal, not appressed to berry.
Local distribution: Pacific slope from lowlands to 1400 m.
Species range: Mexico to Peru
Habitat: Overgrown pastures, coffee fields, roadsides, partly sunny stream margins.
Phenology: Flower: jun-jul, oct. Fruit: jul-aug.
Seed dispersers: Birds