- paired leaves with dense stellate hairs
- blue waxy flowers- yellow berries
Description: Hemi-epiphytic shrub with branches to 2 m long; twigs and leaves densely coated with stalked stellate and branched hairs; leaves paired, petioles to 1 cm, blades to 11 x 26 cm, elliptic, asymmetric, acuminate, base acute and unequal, veins expressed above and below, slightly bullate, minor leaf broadly elliptic, 30-50% as long as major leaf; flowers sessile, arising between leaf pairs, pedicel and calyx stellate pubescent, corolla purple-blue, about 1 cm long; fruit a yellow berry.
Local distribution: Atlantic slope from lowlands to 900 m (Ro Peas Blancas valley).
Species range: Nicaragua to Panama
Habitat: Grows on tree trunks in open forest, forest edge, and pastures in wet forest habitats.
Phenology: Flower: may-jul+. Fruit: jul+.
Seed dispersers: Birds
Comments: Occurs as high as 850 m in the Peas Blancas drainage (Eladio, Poco Sol).