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Monolena primuliflora, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador Species to be investigated still. Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Monolena primuliflora,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Any photos of the leaves? It *might* be in the family Melastomataceae > tribe Bertolonieae, but that is a very wild guess. Posted 12 days ago
    1. It kind of looks like Monolena:
      https://herbariovaa.org/taxa/index.php?tid=25044
      Posted 12 days ago, modified 12 days ago
      1. Sorry, this is the most zoomed out photo I have. That genus looks promising! Posted 12 days ago
      2. Turns out I actually do have the leaf. I just didn't make the connection in my set :)

        Monolena primuliflora - leaf, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador Leaf photo to support this observation:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127856/monolena_sp._rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Monolena primuliflora,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World
        Posted 12 days ago, modified 12 days ago
        1. Oh, nice! Posted 11 days ago
          1. So, maybe Monolena primuliflora? https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:323262-2 Posted 11 days ago
            1. The leaf structure definitely seems to match, thanks so much! Will go for this ID at least tentatively. Posted 11 days ago
              1. Sounds good. Posted 11 days ago

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Monolena primuliflora is a flowering plant in the Monolena genus.

Similar species: Myrtles, Evening Primroses.
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2022. Captured Nov 8, 2021 09:59 in 4VV5+XF Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador.
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • f/1.8
  • 1/45s
  • ISO1000
  • 1.57mm