Rustia kosnipatana (Rubiaceae, Cinchonoideae), a New Species from the Kosñipata Region in Southern Peru

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Will, S, Taylor, CM
Journal:Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature
Volume:20
Issue:4
Date Published:2010
ISBN Number:1055-3177
Keywords:Rubiaceae
Abstract:

Abstract Three species of Rustia Klotzsch (Rubiaceae, Cinchonoideae) were previously known from Peru, R. rubra Standl. ex D. R. Simpson, R. schunkeana Delprete, and R. viridiflora Delprete. A fourth species from the Kosñipata Valley (Cuzco Department), R. kosnipatana S. Will & C. M. Taylor, is newly described and illustrated here. This tree species differs in its inflorescences with erect pink flowers, fusiform flower buds, and corollas with dense pubescence in the throat and the lobes longer than the tubes. This is the first record of Rustia in the southern zone of Peru.Abstract Three species of Rustia Klotzsch (Rubiaceae, Cinchonoideae) were previously known from Peru, R. rubra Standl. ex D. R. Simpson, R. schunkeana Delprete, and R. viridiflora Delprete. A fourth species from the Kosñipata Valley (Cuzco Department), R. kosnipatana S. Will & C. M. Taylor, is newly described and illustrated here. This tree species differs in its inflorescences with erect pink flowers, fusiform flower buds, and corollas with dense pubescence in the throat and the lobes longer than the tubes. This is the first record of Rustia in the southern zone of Peru.

URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2008060
Short Title:Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature
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