Monday, September 6, 2021

[Botany • 2021] Paradrymonia vivianensis (Gesneriaceae) • A New Species from Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru


Paradrymonia vivianensis R. Rojas & M. M. Mora 

in Rojas Gonzáles & Mora, 2021.

Paradrymonia vivianensis R. Rojas & M. M. Mora (Gesneriaceae), a new species discovered in the Chambirillo sector of Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru, is described and illustrated. Paradrymonia vivianensis differs from other members of the genus mainly by its leaves with the leaf blade elliptical to obovate, purplish green above and uniformly purple below, the base subcordate and slightly asymmetric, the margin crenate, and the midvein and secondary veins contrasting yellowish green above.

Keywords: Andes, endemism, Loreto, Peru, protected area, taxonomy

Paradrymonia vivianensis R. Rojas & M. M. Mora 

Rocio del Pilar Rojas Gonzáles and M. Marcela Mora. 2021. Paradrymonia vivianensis, una Nueva Especie de Gesneriaceae para el Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, Perú [Paradrymonia vivianensis, A New Species of Gesneriaceae from Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru]. Novon, A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature. DOI: 10.3417/2021652

Etymology. The specific epithet of Paradrymonia vivianensis, alludes to Vivian geological formations (SERNANP, 2012), which are made up of white quartzous sandstones, of thick-thin grain, very erosion resistant. Cordillera Azul National Park, presents in its forests Vivian formations and plateaus ...