La Suerte Photos

La Suerte is a small field station located in the Caribbean lowland forests.  It hosts some field courses, but when we were there, it was just Scott and me.  The flora is similar to La Selva, but we also found a few Psychotria and Palicourea species that were new to our adventures.

Psychotria suerrensis inflorescence bracts (Palicourea clade).

Psychotria acuminata (Palicourea clade).

Palicourea guianensis fruits.

Palicourea guianensis.

Psychotria laselvensis (Psychotria sensu stricto clade).

Psychotria laselvensis stipules (Psychotria sensu stricto clade).

Psychotria laselvensis seedlings (Psychotria sensu stricto clade).

Psychotria laselvensis (Psychotria sensu stricto clade)

Psychotria guapilensis stipules and spiders (Palicourea clade).

Psychotria unk spp (umbelliformis?) (Palicourea clade).

Psychotria unk spp (umbelliformis?) (Palicourea clade).

Psychotria unk spp (Palicourea clade).

Psychotria unk spp (Palicourea clade).

Psychotria panamensis compressicaulis canopy (Psychotria sensu stricto clade).

Psychotria psychotriifolia fruits (Psychotria sensu stricto clade).

Psychotria psychotriifolia stipules (Psychotria sensu stricto clade). Notice the brown, dying stipules on the right branch. Brownish, caducous stipules are a key characteristic of the Psychotria sensu stricto clade.

Poison dart frog.

Toucan.

Vultures.