The genus Saracha Ruiz & Pav. (Solanaceae) comprises two species of sometimes armed shrubs and small trees, with subcoriaceous to coriaceous leaves, pendant campanulate to tubular flowers, and fruits that blacken when mature. The species are distributed from Venezuela to Bolivia from 2200 to 4500 m.a.s.l. (Alvarez 1996, Smith and Baum 2006). Some authors have postulated that the flowers of Saracha are entomophilous (Cocucci 1999, Knapp 2010), but field observations indicate that at least one species, S. quitensis (Hook.) Miers, is pollinated by hummingbirds (Alvarez 1996, Tinoco et al. 2009).
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