- large hemi-epiphyte
- leaves paired, glabrous
- flowers lavender with recurved lobes
- fruit a yellow berry
Description: Woody hemi-epiphyte with branches to 3 m; leaves paired, glabrous; flowers sessile in leaf axils, few to numerous, calyx cup-like, 4 mm, without lobes, corolla lavender-blue, anthers yellow; fruit to 6 mm long x 10 mm diameter, yellow when mature.
Local distribution: From 800-1500 m on Pacific slope (common at 1400-1500 m); rare on Atlantic slope (1200-1600 m).
Species range: Mexico to Peru
Habitat: Forest canopy and in pasture trees.
Phenology: Flower: may-jun, sep. Fruit: sep.
Seed dispersers: Birds
Comments: The attractive flowers produce a very pleasant fragrance. These are often common epiphytes on the trunks of trees in pastures below the level of the cloud forest.