Lágrimas de Maria Glabrous shrub or slender liana, to 3 m or more long, probably climbing into the canopy, often with pendent, trailing branches. Stipules ovate, long-acuminate, to 4 mm long, entire, persistent; petioles less than 1 cm long; blades ovate to elliptic, acuminate, obtuse to rounded at base, (2) 6-10 cm long, (1.3) 3-6 cm wide, shiny. Panicles or racemes axillary, to 10 cm long; peduncles to 3 cm long; flowers 5-parted; pedicels 2-3 mm long; calyx ca 1.3 mm long, lobed midway, the lobes deltoid, acute; corolla white, becoming yellowish in age, to 8 mm long, the lobes 2-3 mm long, spreading to reflexed; stamens included, ca 5 mm long; filaments +/- free from corolla, villous at base, and united into a short tube; anthers to 3.7 mm long, longer than filaments; style to 8.5 mm long, exserted, the lobes 2, very short, thick. Berries compressed-ellipsoid, 4-8 mm diam, fleshy, white at maturity; seeds 1 or 2, hemispherical, compressed. Croat 15266 (Madden Forest). No collections have been made from the island, but flowers matching this species have been seen in the forest when the species was in flower elsewhere in the Canal Zone. Flowers and fruits to some extent all year, but mostly in August and September. The fruits develop quickly, probably within a month.