Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publication Title

PhytoKeys

ISSN

1314-2011

Issue

85

First Page

31

Last Page

43

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.85.12607

PubMed ID

29033658

Abstract

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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