- epiphyte or hemi-epiphyte
- medium to large fleshy leaves bunched at twig tips
- purple-green flowers at tip of long dangling inflorescence
Description: A small to large hemi-epiphytic shrub with branches to 2 m long; leaves to 8 x 15 cm, bunched at the twig tips, long petioles, elliptic to obovate, acuminate, base obtuse, entire, fleshy and glabrous; inflorescense with an elongate (to 1 m) dangling peduncle, flowers grouped at apex; flowers green shaded with purple, bell-shaped, 3-4 cm long, large calyx lobes; fruit a 2 cm berry with large persisting calyx lobes.
Local distribution: Cloud forest and wet Atlantic slope to lowlands.
Species range: Guatemala to Colombia
Habitat: Grows on tree trunks, usually below the crown, often in lighter areas of forest; also in pasture trees.
Phenology: Flower: jan, mar, apr-may, oct. Fruit: .
Seed dispersers: Arboreal mammals
Comments: Formerly called Markea neurantha.