Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 62, No 2 (2005)

Sloanea pacuritana Pal.-Duque, sp. nov. (Elaeocarpaceae) del Chocó (Colombia)

Leonardo Palacios-Duque
Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó “Diego Luis Córdoba”, Ciudadela Universitaria, Quibdó, Chocó, Colombia


A new species of the central Chocó (Colombia) rainforest is described: Sloanea pacuritana. The new species is included in subgenus Sloanea section Sloanea, where it is characterized by large leaves (to 24.4 cm wide) with acute base and apex, narrowly triangular stipules more than 9 mm long, and smooth and tomentose peduncles.


Chocó; Colombia; Elaeocarpaceae; Sloanea pacuritana

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