Cañiagria, Cañia de mico Plant 2-3 (6) m tall, conspicuously ferruginous villous-hirsute especially on blades, upper part of sheaths, and tips of inflorescence bracts. Petioles very short; blades oblong-elliptic, acuminate, cuneate to inconspicuously subcordate at base, 15-30 (62) cm long, 5-13 (14) cm wide. Inflorescence 5-10 cm long (to 20 cm in fruit); bracts green, 5-8 cm long, the lowermost longer, leaflike, the tips spreading or recurved, acute, foliaceous, unexposed parts of bracts red on both surfaces at least in fruit; bracteole 1.5-3 cm long; flowers with all parts yellow (rarely with white corolla); corolla lobes narrow, 6-7.5 cm long, to 3.7 cm wide; labellum 8-10 cm long; anther to 8 cm long, the thecae well below apex. Capsules white, ellipsoid, 15-25 mm long, minutely puberulous at apex; seeds black. Croat 11722. Very common along roadsides in parts of the Canal Zone adjacent to BCI and probably abundant on the island at one time; seen recently only a few times along the shore and in sign clearings, but to be expected sporadically in larger clearings. Beginning to flower in late March or April, reaching a peak of flowering in June or July, and continuing until October. The fruits mature mostly in the middle to late rainy season. Pollinated by large bees. Costa Rica to Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, and Peru; West Indies (Jamaica and Lesser Antilles). In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Colón), San Blas, Herrera, Panama, and Darien, from tropical dry forest in Panama (Taboga Island), from premontane moist forest in the Canal Zone (Ancón Hill), and from premontane wet forest in Chiriqui, Coclé, and Panama.