Eight Andean species of Symplocos Jacq. (Symplocaceae) are described as new to science. They include: S. condorensis B. Ståhl, S. neillii B. Ståhl, and S. vanderwerffii B. Ståhl from southern Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe and Morona-Santiago provinces); S. golondrinae B. Ståhl from northern Ecuador (Carchi Province); S. guacamayensis B. Ståhl from east-central Ecuador (Napo Province); S. fragilis B. Ståhl and S. ovata B. Ståhl from northern Peru (Amazonas Department); and S. dolichopoda B. Ståhl from southern Peru (Cusco Department). Symplocos spruceana (Miers) Gürke and S. nuda Humb. & Bonpl. are reported as new to Ecuador and Peru, respectively.
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