When faced with two or more equally
plausible explanations, the most viable alternative will
usually be the one that makes the fewest assumptions.
The plants that Warszewicz observed, noted, and sketched in
“Veraguas” were those growing in coastal mainland Bocas del
Toro Province, NW Panama.
Green-emergent plants of coastal mainland Bocas del Toro
represent the population
that Warszewicz discovered in 1850
and that Dietrich described as
plants from north-central Panama
represent an undescribed species.
The case for a green-emergent