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1 September 2006 New Species of Scutellaria (Lamiaceae) from Mesoamerica

Ten new species of Scutellaria L. (Lamiaceae) from Mesoamerica, Scutellaria albituba A. Pool, S. aurantiaca A. Pool, S. lactea A. Pool, S. molinarum A. Pool, S. multiramosa A. Pool, S. oblongifolia A. Pool, S. saslayensis A. Pool, S. talamancana A. Pool, S. tucurriquensis A. Pool, and S. tutensis A. Pool, are described and their relationships with allied species are discussed. Scutellaria oblongifolia (Panama), and S. albituba, S. lactea, and S. talamancana (Costa Rica) belong to section Uliginosae (Epling) Epling and are herbs with small, pallid flowers, the corolla tubes with galeas not exceeding 20 mm in length. Scutellaria molinarum (Honduras and Guatemala), in section Speciosae (Epling) Epling, is a large herb to 1 m with large reddish purple flowers, the corolla tubes with galea to 26 mm in length. The five remaining new species are members of section Cardinales Epling. Scutellaria multiramosa (Panama) is a shrub with reddish violet medium-sized flowers, the corolla tubes with galeas 21–27 mm in length, S. tutensis (Panama) is a suffruticose herb with large pale lavender flowers, the corolla tubes with galeas to 28 mm in length, S. saslayensis (Nicaragua) and S. tucurriquensis (Costa Rica) are tall herbs, over 0.5 m tall, with medium to large red flowers, the corolla tubes with galeas 27–29 mm and 21–23 mm, respectively, and S. aurantiaca (Honduras) is a tall herb exceeding 0.4 m with orange flowers, the corolla tubes with galeas ca. 32 mm.

Amy Pool "New Species of Scutellaria (Lamiaceae) from Mesoamerica," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 16(3), 388-403, (1 September 2006).[388:NSOSLF]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 September 2006

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