Psychotria cuneifolia DC.

Wedge-leaved Psychotria (Psychotria cuneifolia)  

This species is known only by the type material that was collected in the Guayaquil area of the Guayas province in Ecuador.

The area where this species was known from is relatively well collected, yet this species was apparently never found again since the type collection more than 180 years ago

The species is considered most likely extinct.


The photo below shows an unspecified congeneric species that was photographed in the same locality.


unspecified Psychotria (Psychotria sp.)

Photo: Raúl Tomalá


edited: 03.09.2020