Jaboncillo The cuplike disk may become partly filled with a sweet watery nectar, especially while the anthers are shedding pollen. The nectar appears to be absent when the style is receptive. The species is represented on BCI by two distinct races. The less common of the two is characterized by dense reddish-brown pubescence all over but especially on the stems, the lower leaf surfaces, and the seminiferous areas of the fruit. Examples of the more pubescent form include Croat 7274, 7984,12699,12739,13482, Shattuck 290, 444, 523, and Woodworth & Vestal 326. Although the difference between the two races is striking on BCI, variation of G. lupuloides throughout Panama is so great that they cannot be recognized at any higher taxonomic level. Apparently identical collections made in Mexico and Brazil have been identified as G. tomentosa Jacq. and G. mollis (L.) Urban. Further monographic work with Gouania may well prove that these two BCI variants should be considered distinct at the varietal or even the specific level.