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


  • Juan Francisco Morales Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad
  • Evelio Alfaro Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad



Clethra, Clethraceae, Costa Rica, Mesoamerica


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.


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How to Cite

Morales, J. F., & Alfaro, E. (2006). Clethra formosa (Clethraceae), una nueva especie de Costa Rica. Anales Del Jardín Botánico De Madrid, 63(1), 35–39.