(Miers) Dun. in DC., Prodr. 13(1): 401. 1852 Monca prieto Soft-wooded shrub or tree, to 5 m tall; most parts sparsely to densely puberulent. Leaves alternate or subtended by a smaller leaf; petioles mostly 3-6 (10) cm long; blades ovate, acuminate and often downturned at apex, unequally obtuse to cordate at base, 6-25 (30) cm long, 5-13 cm wide, the upper surface sparsely puberulent to glabrate, some of the trichomes usually glandular-tipped; juvenile leaves often deeply lobed, to 45 cm long and 25 cm wide. Cymes upper-axillary, indeterminate, to 50 cm or more long before flowers cease being produced, pendent; flowers 5-parted, closely spaced on peduncle; pedicels to 3 cm long in flower, elongating and thickening at apex in fruit; calyx ca 5 mm long, the lobes short, acute to obtuse; corolla green, 1.5-3.5 cm long, the lobes long-tapered, free to calyx; filaments thick, short, fused to corolla tube; anthers to 10 mm long, papillate, the connective swollen, purple, the pores terminal; stigma held just above anthers in bud, elongating after anthesis. Berries globose to ellipsoid, 3-5 cm long, green with lighter stripes, yellow at maturity; seeds numerous, disk-shaped, reniform to round, to 6 mm long. Croat 9016. Visited by male Eulaema bombiformis bees (fide label on Dressler 3070). Honduras to Brazil and Bolivia. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, and Panama, from premontane wet forest in Chiriqui and Panama, from tropical wet forest in Colón, and from premontane rain forest in Colón, Coclé, and Panama.