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Published In: Flora Brasiliensis 6(6): 284. 1889. (Fl. Bras.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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This species can be recognized by its rather robust habit; its oblanceolate to obovate, firm-textured, rather shiny leaves; its small intrapetiolar stipules; its showy terminal inflorescences; its pink corollas with 5-6 lobes and the tube 32-50 mm long; and its drupaceous fruits. Isertia rosea is common species of evergreen forests, seasonal forests, and riparian forests, often on white-sand substrates, often in poorly drained soils. This species is occasionally confused with Palicourea; however Palicourea can be separated by its interpetiolar stipules and drupaceous fruits with 1 seed in each pyrene.

Distribution: Upper Río Negro, upper Orinoco, and upper and central Amazon basins of southern Venezuela central Brazil to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, in wet lowlands at 50-300 m.



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