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Compendium of Freziera (Pentaphylacaceae) of South America including eleven new species and the typification of 22 names

  • Daniel Santamaría-AguilarEmail author
  • Alexandre K. Monro


As part of a revision of neotropical Freziera (Pentaphylacaceae) we provide a compendium of the 63 species we recognise for South America including the description, illustration and extinction threat assessment of 11 new species, typification of 22 names and a new combination for Freziera rufescens (Kobuski) D. Santam. & A. K. Monro based on F. canescens forma rufescens. The new species described are Freziera alata A. L. Weitzman ex D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. croatii D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. ecuadoriensis D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. golondrinensis D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. monteagudoi D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. neei D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. peruana D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. risaraldana D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. siraensis D. Santam. & A. K. Monro; F. trollii D. Santam. & A. K. Monro and F. uniauriculata A. L. Weitzman ex D. Santam. & A. K. Monro. Nine species were assessed as Vulnerable to extinction and two species were assessed as Endangered with extinction. We propose lectotypifications for Eurya inaequalifolia Lingelsh., Freziera arbutifolia Planch. & Triana., F. boliviensis Wawra, F. calophylla Triana & Planch., F. candicans Tul., F. canescens Bonpl., F. chrysophylla Bonpl., F. ferruginea Wawra, F. grisebachii Krug & Urb., F. hieronymi Kobuski, F. lanata (Ruiz & Pav.) Tul., F macrophylla Tul., F. microphylla Sandwith, F. monzonensis (Melch.) Kobuski, F. nervosa Bonpl., F. reticulata Bonpl., F. sericea Bonpl., F. spathulifolia (Melch.) Kobuski, F. suberosa Tul., F. tomentosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Tul., F. wawrai Urb. and F. yungasia Tul.


Bolivia Brazil Colombia Ecuador Peru taxonomy Theaceae Venezuela 



We thank the staff of A, BM, CR, F, GH, K, LPB, LSU, MO, MOL, NO, NY, PMA, USJ, USM and SCZ for assisting us during herbarium visits, and for specimen loans and images, Anita Barley for the illustrations of the new species, Nicholas Hind for comments on the typifications, Catia Canteiro for comments on the extinction threat assessments and Rafael Govaerts for providing information on accepted names. In addition, the first author thanks the Bentham-Moxon Trustees for financial support of his visit to the Kew herbarium; the Missouri Botanical Garden for the Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship, the Harvard University Herbaria and the Missouri Botanical Garden for their support and hospitality during my stay in these institutions, also to Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University for providing the support and resource necessary for this endeavor; and finally, to Laura P. Lagomarsino for her encouragement and support. We are grateful to the photographers and institutions that made their images available: Chris Davidson, Robin Foster, Alfredo Fuentes, Alwyn H. Gentry, J. G. Graham, John P. Janovec, Laura P. Lagomarsino, Olga M. Montiel, Alvaro J Pérez Castañeda, Carmen Ulloa Ulloa, João Paulo F. Zorzanelli; and Atrium Biodiversity Information System of Botanical Research Institute of Texas & San Diego Zoo Global and Missouri Botanical Garden. Lastly, we are grateful to the two anonymous reviewers of this manuscript for their constructive comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Santamaría-Aguilar
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alexandre K. Monro
    • 3
  1. 1.Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium, Biological Sciences Department, Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Missouri Botanical GardenSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.HerbariumRoyal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUK

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