Faramea spathacea

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Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Coussareeae
Genus: Faramea
Species: Faramea spathacea


Faramea spathacea Müll.Arg. ex Standl., Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 11(5): 211 (1936)


  • Taylor (2012) placed Faramea pauciflora Dwyer (type collected in Panama) under F. spathacea, but she later reinstated the former name in 2020.
  • Delprete & Cortés-B. (2015) sink Faramea occidentalis subsp. lonchocalyx Steyerm. (type collected in Ecuador) under F. spathacea, but Taylor (2018) places the former under F. occidentalis (L.) A.Rich., recognizing no infraspecific taxon.


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Condit (2019) claims that this species also occurs in Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador.
  • Taylor (2012) cited G. Herrera C. & E. Madrigal 2556, which is currently treated as type of Faramea grayumiana C.M.Taylor, collected from Costa Rica and T.B. Croat 27575, the type of F. pauciflora, collected in Panama.
  • On "Colombian" occurrences:


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