Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 63, No 1 (2006)

Clethra formosa (Clethraceae), una nueva especie de Costa Rica

Juan Francisco Morales
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica

Evelio Alfaro
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica


Clethra formosa (Clethraceae), a new species endemic to high elevations of the Central and Talamanca cordilleras in Costa Rica is described. Photographs of the proposed species are included as well as a discussion of its taxonomic affinities, mainly with Clethra pyrogena Sleumer, which appears to be its nearest relative.


Clethra;Clethraceae;Costa Rica;Mesoamerica

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