Revision of Sarcorhachis sydowii from Sat, 2014-11-08 19:28

General comments: 

Sarcorhachis sydowii Trel. is an accepted name. This information was accessed through The Plant List.

Common Name: "Ace of Spades"


This information is based an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest and an Ecuadorian montane cloud forest.

N=74 herbivore associations as of 2012.

Geometridae: Eois encina (Dognin); N=1, Eois nr. margarita (Dognin); N=4, Eois restrictata (Warren); N=2, Eois nr. restrictata (Warren); N=18, Eois sp.; N=32.

Larval lepidopteran herbivores reared in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Biological Station and Center for Creative Studies).


For Piper phylogeny see attached pdf (Jaramillo et al., 2008).

For original publication details of Sarcorhachis sydowii see: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 48: 16 16 1940.

Geographic Range: 

Sarcorhachis sydowii is found in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.

This information was accessed through Tropicos.

Altitudinal Range: 


This information is based on CAPEA rearings.


Larval lepidopteran herbivores collected from S. sydowii in several locations in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu, El Chaco, Guacomayos Ridge, Road to Tena, Isla de Las Palmas, shore of Rio Quijos).


Found climbing trees, fallen logs or rocks

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith