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Balanophoraceae family (1 species)

Helosis antillensis
L. J. T. Cardoso & J. M. A. Braga
Syst. Bot. 49(2). 2015
Syn.: Helosis cayennensis auct. non (Sw.) Spreng.: Howard, Rhodora 61: 79–81.1959

Caribbean endemic.
Rare root parasite of very dark, wet areas of lower montane rainforest.
Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Trinidad.


Previously known as Helosis cayennensis (Swartz) Sprengel,  the Lesser Antillean specimens have been determined to be a different (new) species from the Mesamerican and South American specimens.