Monticalia speciosa (senecioneae, compositae), a noteworthy new species from Ecuador

JOEL CALVO CASAS, Katya Romoleroux

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Abstract

A new species of Monticalia with minute, ciliate leaves, radiate capitula, and eight involucral bracts is described from the northern Andes of Ecuador. It is a striking shrub that has been oddly overlooked until now. It grows in the highlands of Papallacta, a very humid páramo characterized by harboring many lagoons. Photographs of living plants of the new species and a related taxon are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalPhytotaxa
Volume400
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Andes
  • Asteraceae
  • Páramo
  • Taxonomy

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