A new species of Begonia section Casparya from the Colombian eastern cordillera and a key to the Colombian Casparya

Orlando A. Jara-Muñoz, James E. Richardson, Santiago Madriñan

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Abstract

A new species, Begonia solaniflora Jara is described from Colombia. This species belongs to section Casparya as evident by the fruit type, but is also easily distinguished from other Casparya species by the undivided or rarely bifid styles, the stamens erect with the anthers connivent and the nearly symmetrical leaves. We provide illustrations, photographs, a distribution map of the species and after an assessment of its conservation status we propose to place it in the Critically Endangered (CR) category.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalPhytotaxa
Volume321
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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