L., Sp. Pl.140.1753 Vine or liana, pubescent, the trichomes stiff, 1-4 mm long. Petioles 0.5-1.8 cm long; blades ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate, rounded to broadly acute at base, 6-17 cm long, 3-8 cm wide, thin. Cymes axillary or terminal, scorpioid; flowers 5-parted, sessile, aromatic; sepals to 3.5 mm long, valvate, narrowly pointed; corolla tubular, white, sericeous outside, glabrous inside, the tube to 9 mm long, the limb to 7 mm broad, the lobes acute to obtuse and apiculate, pleated along middle; stamens dark, sessile, mounted nearly midway on tube; ovary ovoid; stigma conical, sessile, ca three-fourths as broad as ovary. Fruits +/- globose, to 7 mm long, white, fleshy, weakly pubescent, containing 4 nutlets ca 2.5 mm long. Croat 6246, 11718. Common, at least along the shore; probably climbing into lower parts of the canopy. Flowers from April to October, especially in June and July. The fruits develop quickly and are usually present on the flowering inflorescences. The flowers are visited by butterflies (Heliconius) and small bees. Florida and throughout Mexico and Central America to Panama, Venezuela, Peru, and Bolivia. In Panama, known principally from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, Panama, and Darien; known also from premontane wet forest in Chiriqui (Boquete and Rio Chiriqui Viejo).