Sphyrospermum spruceanum Sleumer

(Sphyrospermum spruceanum)

This species was described in 1934; it is known only from the type that was found in 1860 near the foot of Mt. Chimborazo in central Ecuador.

The species was an epiphyte with subterete twigs and small elliptic leaves; it was superficially quite similar to the Boxwood-leaved Sphyrospermum (Sphyrospermum buxifolium Poepp. & Endl.)


Boxwood-leaved Sphyrospermum (Sphyrospermum buxifolium)

Photo: Mariu Avila


edited: 17.01.2024