Costa Rica, January 2006
Collection trip: Republic of Costa RicaDate collected: January 2006Participants: Dr Lynn Bohs
Collecting in the Tapantí Reserve yielded the two most significant finds of the trip: S. pluviale (an overlooked species of section Torva) and an undescribed species of Solanum section Geminata, known only from two previous Costa Rican collections. The last several days were spent collecting at Monteverde, a solanaceous haven. With Bill Haber’s guidance, the countryside was vacuumed of Solanaceae, with 23 species from the family collected on a single day. The highlight was a probable new Cestrum species from drier areas of the San Luis Valley.