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Distribution

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This species is found from central Ecuador to northern Peru, in mountain forests at 2500-3000 m.
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Brief Summary

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This species is rather frequently encountered but can be subtle to separate from some other species of Cinchona. It was separated by Andersson (1998) as having thicker-textured elliptic leaves that are shiny above and have tufted domatia (that is, dense tufts of hairs on the lower surface in the junction of the midvein and secondary veins, where tiny mites live), the calyx limb 2.5-5 mm long with well developed narrow lobes, medium-sized flowers with the corolla tube 9-13 mm long, and stout, ellipsoid, thicker-textured capsules. These fruits resemble those of many species of Ladenbergia.
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