- hemi-epiphyte on tree trunks
- leaves thick with blunt to rounded apex
- stout white to cream yellow flowers with 5 lobes
- fruit a purple-black 2cm berry
Description: Hemi-epiphyte, often with stems ascending tree trunks and branches, leaves simple, bunched at twig tips, to 6 x 10 cm long, glabrous, thick, entire, elliptic to obovate, apex blunt acute to rounded, minutely punctate below; flowers on short congested inflorescences near twig tips, calyx 1 cm, corolla 3.5-5 cm long, white when fresh, turning cream yellow by third day, fragrant during day; fruit a 2 cm purple-black globose berry.
Local distribution: Pacific slope cloud forest and Atlantic slope wet forest down to about 800 m (Ro San Gerardo valley, Ro Peas Blancas valley).
Species range: Mexico to Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador
Habitat: Primary and disturbed cloud forest, wet forest and rain forest.
Phenology: Flower: feb, mar, may-jun. Fruit: jul-sep.
Seed dispersers: Birds
Comments: An attractive plant with showy flowers and a pleasant fragrance. Individual plants vary considerably in corolla length.