- growth form of hemi-epiphyte or tree trunk climber
- obovate leaves with tiny scruffy stellate hairs
- orange flowers and calyx
- globose juicy yellow fruit
Description: Appearing as a hemi-epiphyte or liana climbing tree trunks, usually growing near streams; leaves simple alternate and bunched at twig tips, entire, obovate, with minute pubescence of scruffy stellate hairs; flowers minutely pubescent with stellate hairs, calyx 3 cm, dull orange, corolla 6 cm, brighter orange than clayx, slightly down-turned and widened below the apex, 5 small apical lobes, stamens and stigma included in tube; fruit a dull yellow berry.
Local distribution: Pacific slope from lowlands to about 800 m, (Ro Guacimal at Finca San Luis and Guacimal, Quebrada La Guaria).
Species range: Mexico to Peru
Habitat: In tropical moist forest, usually growing in trees in the flood zone of streams, but also occurs in wet forest habitats.
Phenology: Flower: dec-may + (extended flowering pattern). Fruit: may-jun.
Seed dispersers: Bats?