- slender woody climbers, without stipules, clear latex.
- leaves opposite, elliptic, glabrous, slightly fleshy.
- flower 5-lobed, yellow lobes bent like a pinwheel.
- fruit a pair of long, slender pods connected at base.
Description: Slender semi-woody climbers; latex clear or only slightly milky; leaves opposite, to 6 x 10 cm, entire, glabrous, elliptic to oblong, acute with rounded to obtuse base, slightly fleshy; axillary inflorescence bearing several flowers in sequence over many days; flowers about 1.5 cm long with spreading 1 cm ,yellow-green lobes; fruit are slender follicles attached at the base.
Local distribution: Premontane wet forest zone on Pacific slope below level of cloud forest at 1350 to 1550 m.
Species range: Belize to Panama.
Habitat: Light gaps in forest and forest edge.
Phenology: Flower: apr, jun, jul, nov. Fruit: apr.
Pollinators: Euglossine bees
Seed dispersers: Wind
Comments: Rarely seen in flower in the Monteverde area.