Collection Details

Species: Fevillea cordifolia L.

Cucurbitaceae Fevillea cordifolia L.
J. P. Janovec , P. Centeno 2498

Collection Date: 14 October 2001
Determined By: A. K. Neill
Determination Date: 1 January 2003
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Manu Province

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios River, ca. 7.0 km upriver from mouth of Río Los Amigos. Collections made along Rio Los Amigos.

Locality Site Specific: Los Amigos River watershed.

DD Latitude: -12.57

DD Longitude: -70.1

Elevation: 270-270 m


Habitat Description: Lowland tropical to subtropical moist forest. River bank and low floodplain vegetation.

Soil Description: Soil sandy, clay.

Habitat: Terrestrial , Floodplain Forest

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Liana growing from 20 m, hanging over edge of river. Fruit green. Seeds corky-waxy brown. According to Fernando Cornejo, the seeds are flammable and have been used like candles in this area. Also, we observed that the seeds float and somebody mention

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Los Amigos Conservation Concession & Biological Station

Project: Los Amigos Botany