Ditaxis macrantha Pax & K. Hoffm.

Large-flowered Ditaxis (Ditaxis macrantha)  

This species is known only from the type collection which was collected in the year 1897 somewhere in the Manabí Province, Ecuador.  

The native vegetation in the type locality is now drastically altered.  

The Large-flowered Ditaxis was never found again since and thus is very likely extinct.  


Photo: United States National Herbarium  


edited: 05.09.2020