, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 270-273

First online:

Ficus lacunata (Moraceae), a new species from pluvial montane forest of northwest Ecuador

  • Trond Arne KvitvikAffiliated withBotanical Institute, University of Bergen

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Ficus lacunata Kvitvik, a new species of subgen.Pharmacosycea sect.Pharmacosycea collected in the provinces of Carchi, Imbabura, and Pichincha in Ecuador, shows affinities to bothFicus macbridei Standl. andFicus tonduzii Standl. but differs distinctly in leaf and syconium characters.

Key words

Moraceae Ficus Pharmacosycea Ecuador