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1 May 2008 A New Species of Lycianthes (Solanaceae) from the Pacific Region of Colombia
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A new species of Lycianthes (Dunal) Hassler (Solanaceae, Capsiceae) is described and illustrated. Lycianthes bullata C. I. Orozco, C. A. Vargas & Serralde is found at low altitudes in the Pacific region of Colombia. This species belongs to the subgenus Polymeris (Dunal) Bitter; it is a vine and exhibits stellate and stalked ferruginous hairs and unifoliate sympodia. It is related to L. ferruginea Bitter but can be distinguished from this species by the intense ferruginous color of its indument; its larger foliar lamina (6.5–19 × 5–9 cm), elliptic to ovate, with adaxial surface glossy and bullate, and abaxial surface extremely reticulate; its larger flowers (15–17 mm long); the presence of five or six stamens; and its larger fruits (16–30 mm in diam.).

Clara Inés Orozco, Carlos Alberto Vargas, and Luisa Fernanda Serralde "A New Species of Lycianthes (Solanaceae) from the Pacific Region of Colombia," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 18(2), 237-240, (1 May 2008). https://doi.org/10.3417/2006144
Published: 1 May 2008
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