Monographs Details: Gaylussacia loxensis Sleumer
Authority: Smith, Albert C. 1952. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. camp. Vaceiniaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (1): 41-85.
Family:Ericaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Azuay: "Oriente" Border, east slope of Eastern Cordillera, between Ona and the Rio Yacuambi, 8,000-9,500 ft. elev., F. Prieto P-265 (NY only) (shrub 1 m.; corolla bright pink).

Discussion:This unicate collection agrees very well with the original description of C. loxensis, but I have not compared it directly with type material (Lehmann 4965 pro parte). As compared with the description, our specimen differs only in its somewhat more pilose flowers and slightly longer corolla (to 9 mm. long at anthesis).
Distribution:Ecuador South America|