Three new species of Lysipomia (Lobeliaceae) endemic to the paramos of southern Ecuador

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Abstract

Three species of Lysipomia, L. caespitosa, L. cylindrocarpa, and L. speciosa, from a tropical alpine ecosystem called paramo, are described, illustrated, and compared to related species. Notes on morphology, especially floral presentation, and general ecology are given where possible. A published key to the species in Ecuador is revised to include the three new species plus L. multiflora McVaugh, a species previously known only from northern Peru.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-440
Number of pages8
JournalBrittonia
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Keywords

  • Endemism
  • Huancabamba Depression
  • Lobeliaceae
  • Lysipomia
  • Northern Andes
  • Paramos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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