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Prestonia schumanniana Woodson

Schumann’s Prestonia (Prestonia schumanniana)

Schumann’s Prestonia is known only from the type material which had been collected in 1892 near the town of Balao in the Guayas Province of western Ecuador.

The original native vegetation at the type locality is now completely destroyed and this plant is very likely extinct now.


The photo below shows a congeneric species, the Starfish Wine (Prestonia mollis (Kunth.)), which is apparently still quite commonly found in Ecuador.


Starfish Wine (Prestonia mollis)

Photo: kathyliz



edited: 24.08.2022