- woody climbers, without stipules, with clear or slightly milky latex..
- leaves opposite, thick and fleshy, glabrous.
- flower 5-lobed, lobes bent like a pinwheel.
- fruit a pair of long, slender pods connected at base.
Description: Stout woody climbers reaching 15 m high; latex clear or slightly milky; leaves opposite, glabrous, oblong-elliptic, thick and fleshy, to 8 x 18 cm; petioles about 2 cm; flowers about 2 cm long with spreading 10-13 mm lobes yellow-green with purplish tips, the central ring yellow; fruit a pair of slender follicles united at base, to 35 cm long.
Local distribution: Lowland wet, moist, and semi-deciduous forest on both slopes up to about 1000 m on the Atlantic slope.
Species range: Mexico to Colombia (and possibly to Peru).
Habitat: Forest edge, secondary forest, and disturbed areas.
Phenology: Flower: apr, jul, oct, dec. Fruit: apr, jun, aug, dec.
Pollinators: Euglossine bees
Seed dispersers: Wind