- herb in pastures
- leaves paired with dense soft hairs
- flowers pale yellow with green spots at base
- fruit bright orange, round, 6-10 mm
Description: A weak shrub, reproductive at 0.5 m, rarely reaching 5 m; leaves paired, soft pubescent with simple hairs, dull green above; flowers yellow-green with darker green spots in basal half; fruit 7-12 mm, a bright red, juicy berry.
Local distribution: Pacific slope at 600 to 1500 m.
Species range: Mexico to Bolivia
Habitat: Pasture, over grown roadside, forest edge, stream margins, rarely inside mature forest.
Phenology: Flower: apr-jun. Fruit: apr-may. Flowers and fruits present most of year, but more abundant in wet season.
Pollinators: Small bees
Seed dispersers: Birds
Comments: The leaves often have pale gray patches, apparently from a disease. Often at the edge of forest/pasture in intermittent shade.