Monographs Details: Ceratostema loranthiflorum Benth.
Authority: Smith, Albert C. 1952. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. camp. Vaceiniaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (1): 41-85.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Loja: Cerro Villanaco (ca. 7 km west of the city of Loja), 8,000-9,500 ft. elev., Camp E-163, E-164, E-174 (NY only), E-175 (NY only), E-181, E-197, E-674.
This species has thus far been collected only in the Province of Loja, and even there it has been known from only half a dozen collections. Dr. Camp's new material, therefore, is very welcome as permitting a better understanding of variation within the species.
Dr. Camp notes that the short broad type of leaf is correlated with a broad corolla, while relatively narrow leaves are associated with narrow corollas. No appreciable differences in corolla-length were noted in the various types. Frequently each calyx-lobe bears an inconspicuous callose gland dorsally near its base.
Distribution:Ecuador South America