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Tournefortia obtusiflora Benth.

Blunt-leaved Tree Heliotrope (Tournefortia obtusiflora)  

This small treelet is known from a single collection from the first half of the 19th century.  

The Blunt-leaved Tree Heliotrope was probably restricted to dry coastal forest, most of which has been altered due to the expansion of Guayaquil, now the largest city in Ecuador.  

The species is most likely extinct.


edited: 20.09.2020