Callicarpa ampla

The capa rose was first collected in Puerto Rico by Heinrich Wydler in 1827. However, it was not until Schaur in 1847 that this plant was identified as the capa rose. Since that time, there have been only seven individuals collected, all but one from Puerto Rico. The exception was collected from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands by Riedle, but none have been discovered there since. It is questionable whether the species is extirpated from the area, or whether it existed there at all.

Callicarpa ampla is a species of plant in the Verbenaceae family. It is found in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is threatened by habitat loss. Contents - * 1 History * 2 Description * 2.1 Taxonomy * 2. More

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