Friday, July 5, 2024

[Botany • 2024] Drymonia cutervoensis (Gesneriaceae) • A New Species from the Cutervo National Park in northern Peru

Drymonia cutervoensis J.L.Clark, R.Rojas & Rob.Fern., 

in Gonzáles, Fernandez-Hilario et Clark, 2024. 

A new species of Drymonia from Northern Peru was recently discovered during exploratory field work and is described here. Drymonia cutervoensis J.L.Clark, R.Rojas & Rob.Fern. is differentiated from all other congeners by its terrestrial unbranched shrub habit and laterally compressed corolla tubes. Drymonia cutervoensis is featured with field images and compared with other members of Drymonia that share laterally compressed corolla tubes. Based on IUCN guidelines, a preliminary conservation status of Endangered (EN) is assessed for Drymonia cutervoensis.

Keywords: Cajamarca, Cutervo, Drymonia, Gesneriaceae, Neotropics, taxonomy

 Drymonia cutervoensis J.L.Clark, R.Rojas & Rob.Fern.

Rocío del Pilar Rojas Gonzáles, Robin Fernandez-Hilario and John L. Clark. 2024. Drymonia cutervoensis (Gesneriaceae), A New Species from the Cutervo National Park in northern Peru. Brittonia. DOI: 10.1007/s12228-024-09793-z