New species of Araceae from the South American Andes

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Croat, T. B., Altamirano, N., Grace, A., Kostelac C. V.
Journal:Aroideana; Journal of the International Aroid Society
Start Page:72
Keywords:Andes, Anthurium, Bolivia, Ecuador, new species, Peru

Four new species are described as new to science: Anthurium mateoi Croat & Altamirano, A. monteagudoi Croat & Altamirano, A. rodvasquezii Croat and A. valenzuelae Croat & Altamirano (Cuzco Department, Peru).

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The Araceae of Bolivia is relatively wellknown owing to work done by Croat & Acebey on the Checklist for Araceae in the Flora of Bolivia (in press, Missouri Botanical Garden). New species already discovered during that work have been published (Croat & Acebey, 2005) but recent work by Peter Jørgensen and Peruvian collectors working with him in the Parque Nacional Madidi have discovered more new species. One of them is described here. Peru is more poorly known than either Bolivia or Ecuador and is richer in species than Bolivia. Collectors working with Rodolfo Vasquez from the Missouri Botanical Garden continue to find new species in southern Peru in Pasco and Cuzco Departments where they are now concentrating. Two species found in Pasco Department and one species from Cuzco Department are being described here.

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