Tuesday, April 13, 2021

[Botany • 2021] Ceroxylon ravenii • A New Species of Ceroxylon (Arecaceae) from Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru

Ceroxylon ravenii 

in Valdivia & Gamarra, 2021. 
A new species of Ceroxylon from the Cordillera Azul National Park in Peru is described and illustrated. The main distinguishing feature of the new species, named C. ravenii, is its acaulescent habit. So far, only one population has been recorded at an elevation of 1240 m in the wilderness zone of the protected area.

Keywords: Arecaceae, Ceroxylon, Cordillera Azul National Park, new species, Monocots

Ceroxylon ravenii 

Etymology:—This species is named in honor of Dr. Peter H. Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden from 1971 to 2011, who is one of the main promoters of botanical research in Peru and the world to preserve endangered plants, also considered a great defender of conservation and sustainable environment.



  María Isabel Villalba Valdivia and Luis Valenzuela Gamarra. 2021. A New Species of Ceroxylon (Arecaceae) from Cordillera Azul National Park – Peru. Phytotaxa. 483(3); 267–276. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.483.3.6