Tag Archives: Manabí Province

Piper manabinum C. DC.

Manabi Pepper Tree (Piper manabinum)

The Manabi Pepper tree is known exclusively from material that was collected in 1892 or 1893 on the Hacienda El Recreo in the province Manabí and in the vicinity oft he city of Balao in the province Guayas in Ecuador.

The type material was destroyed during World War II.

The Manabi Pepper Tree is possibly extinct.


edited: 27.11.2018

Monteverdia manabiensis (Loes.) Biral

Manabi Maytenus (Monteverdia manabiensis)

The manabi Maytenus is or was a small treelet that was discovered in the 19th century in a unspecified localitay in the Manabí Province of Ecuador.

The species was never recorded again and is considered most likely extinct.


edited: 03.09.2020

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