The pair of species described below belongs to the type section ofthe epiphytic ant-garden genus Codonanthe (Mart.) Hanst. All species in this section are native to southeastern Brazil, have bright ;orange berries, and lack the extra-floral nectaries located in the sinuses ofthe calyx lobes and on the abaxial surface of the leaves, features typical in other species of the genus. Orange-colored berries are characteristic of all speci~s of Codonanthe from southeastern Brazil known in cultivation [C. gracilis (Mart.) Hanst., the type of the genus, C. carnosa (Gardner) Hanst., and C. d(wosiana Lem.], but this color pattern does not occur in the species outside this area. The berries of Codonanthe in the rest oftropical America are pink, ted, or deep purple.
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