A new, striking species of Pentacalia (Compositae) from Ecuador

Joel Calvo, Álvaro J. Pérez

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The new species Pentacalia atrovinosa (Compositae) is described from the Cordillera de Cayapas in northwestern Ecuador. Among other characters, the species is well characterized by its glabrous, fleshy leaves and long-pedunculate capitula with burgundy-colored involucral bracts and ray florets. A detailed taxonomic discussion of similar species is provided, as well as distributional data and illustrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Andes
  • Asteraceae
  • Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve
  • Ecuador
  • Senecioneae
  • taxonomy


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