Monographs Details: Schradera involucrata (Sw.) K.Schum.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - JAMAICA. Grierfield, near Moneague (Parish of St. Ann's); wooded hill; 3 Apr 1908, N. L. Britton 2666 (NY); Resource, near Holly Mount; growing over old stone wall; alt. 605 m; 14 Feb 1905, Wm. Harris 8894 (NY).

Discussion:

Fuchsia involucrata Sw. Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 62. 1788.

Schradera cephalotes Willd. Sp. PI. 2: 238. 1799.

Schradera jamaicensis Pers. Syn. PI. 1: 201. 1805.

Urceolaria involucrata (Sw.) Standi. N. Am. Fl. 32(2) : 132. 1921.

Swartz described Fuchsia involucrata as simply "floribus involucratis. Jamaica" (Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 62. 1788). Although it may be argued that this is merely a generic description which can be applied to any species of the genus Schradera, and as such would constitute a nomen nudum or subnudum, Swartz's description, as applied to the genus Fuchsia L., apparently so intended at Swartz's time, was indeed suiflciently definitive, though brief.

The Jamaican species has been treated under different names, as indicated in the above synonymy. It is well-differentiated from other species of the genus by the 4 styles, 8 corolla-lobes, 8 stamens, and 8-denticulate calyx margin. It is apparently an endemic species known only from the island of Jamaica.

Distribution:Jamaica South America|