C. neglecta D. Don Shrub, 1-3 m tall; stems, inflorescences, and lower leaf surfaces densely pubescent with both stalked-stellate and simple trichomes, the simple trichomes often glandular-tipped, usually longer than the stellate ones. Petioles 1-5 cm long; blades ovate to ovate-oblong, acuminate, obtuse to rounded at base, 6-15 (20) cm long, 3-7 (9) cm wide, minutely toothed, pubescent above, the trichomes long, simple, set on bulbous projections of surface appearing as depressions on lower surface; veins 5-7. Flowers sessile, 5-parted, clustered and well spaced on a strong central axis and at the ends of short branches; hypanthium and calyx tube together 3-4 mm long; calyx lobes 1-1.5 mm long, the exterior teeth slender, ca 1 mm longer than calyx lobes; petals white, 4.5-5 mm long, spreading at anthesis and later closing; stamens folded in bud, all directed to one side at anthesis, the terminal pore of the anthers held somewhat beneath style; style erect or held to one side; stigma held just above the +/- closed petals after stamens shrivel. Berries subglobose, purple, densely pubescent, ca 6 mm diam; seeds minute, numerous. Croat 11770. Though the species is common in the Canal Zone in disturbed areas, it is uncommon on the island and has been collected only at Gross Point. Flowers and fruits throughout the year.
Bocas Species Database
Characteristics: Arbusto. Flores blancas. Frutos verdes a azules cuando maduros. Arbusto. White flowers. Blue green fruits when ripe.