Thursday, June 30, 2016

[Botany • 2016] Hechtia santanae • An Addition to Genus Hechtia (Hechtioideae; Bromeliaceae) from Jalisco, Mexico

Hechtia santanae  
  I. Ramírez & P. Carrillo DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.266.4.3


A new species of Hechtia (Bromeliaceae, Hechtioideae) from the Mexican State of Jalisco and the physiogeographical province of the Pacific Lowlands, Hechtia santanae, is proposed as new herein. A description is provided, based on male and female plants, including fruits. Specimens of the new species had been identified previously as H. laevis L. B. Smith, a species native of the neighboring state of Colima. Photographs showing diagnostic characters and details of the habitat, and an assessment of the conservation status of the new taxon, based upon the B criteria of the IUCN, are also included.

Keywords: Endemic, gypsum, Hechtia, IUCN, Monocots, Mexico

Ivón Ramírez-Morillo, Pablo Carrillo-Reyes, José L. Tapia Muñoz and William Cetzal-Ix.. 2016.  An Addition to Genus Hechtia (Hechtioideae; Bromeliaceae) from Jalisco, Mexico. Phytotaxa. 266(4); 261–270. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.266.4.3