R. burchellii #202
- Plant - much branched, very weak, with long slender
hanging branches, the branching usually dichotomous; ultimate
branches usually 4 to 10 cm. long.
- Flowers - subterminal, campanulate, 10 to 12 mm.
- Fruit - turbinate, rose.colored.
This plant is very common in the forests about
Sao Paulo. Dr. Rose collected it in the forest of Jabaquara, August
15, 1915 (No.20857, type), and also in the Botanical Garden of
Museu Paulista on August 14,1915 (No.20849).
This species is named for William John Burchell (1781-1863),
who went to Brazil in 1825, where he made large and valuable collections.
DISTRIBUTION - Brazil (Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina?): epiphyte
in seasonal Atlantic forest, to c. 800 m altitude
Difficult to distinguish from the widespread and common orange-fruited
R. campos-portoana Lofgren in
the herbarium, if fruit colour details are lacking (fruits brilliant