Salacia petenensis

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Salacia petenensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Salacia
S. petenensis
Binomial name
Salacia petenensis

Salacia petenensis is a tropical tree native to Central America.[1] It is found in cloud forests and along the eastern coast of Costa Rica at elevations of 1500 to 1700 m. It flowers from March through May and also in October and November. The flowers are tiny and have an odor like rotten fruit.


  1. ^ Haber, William (2000). An Introduction to Cloud Forest Trees. Monteverde de Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Mountain Gem Publications. ISBN 9977-12-418-3.