Studies on the genus Prunus (Rosaceae) in the Neotropics: taxonomic and nomenclature changes for Colombia


  • Jorge A. Pérez-Zabala Herbario MEDEL, Departamento de Biociencias, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellín



Colombia, Neotropics, Prunus, Rosaceae, South- America, subgenus Laurocerasus, Taxonomy


As a part of the studies on neotropical Prunus, initiated with the taxonomic revision for Colombia, three new species are presented with complete descriptions and comments on taxonomy, chorology and conservation (P. antioquensis, P. littlei, and P. megacarpa). In addition, five taxa, whose description is based on material from Colombia, have been reduced to synonyms (P. betancurii, P. carolinae, P. ernestii, P. recurviflora and P. villegasiana) and two lectotypes and one neotype are designated. For the newly cicumscribed species herein, diagnostic characters are annotated, synonyms are discussed and their geographical distribution commented upon.


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Pérez-Zabala, J. A. (2007). Studies on the genus Prunus (Rosaceae) in the Neotropics: taxonomic and nomenclature changes for Colombia. Anales Del Jardín Botánico De Madrid, 64(2), 177–190.