, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 412–417 | Cite as

Clusia guabalensis (Clusiaceae), a new hemiepiphyte species with floral resins from the Atlantic wet forest in Panama

  • Manuel LujánEmail author
  • Jorge Aranda
  • Aurelio Virgo
  • Klaus Winter


Clusia guabalensis (Clusiaceae), a new species from wet forests on the Atlantic slope in northern Panama is described. Phylogenetic relationships and morphological affinities of this new species to other taxa in Clusia are discussed.


Central America Clusia Retinostemon taxonomy 


Clusia guabalensis (Clusiaceae), una nueva especie de bosques húmedos de la vertiente Atlántica del norte de Panamá es descrita. Se discuten las relaciones filogenéticas y afinidades morfológicas de esta nueva especie con otros taxa en Clusia.



Field and herbarium work in Panama was generously supported by a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute short term fellowship granted to ML. Christine Niezgoda, Maria Kawasaki (F); Dr. Jim Solomon, Olga Martha Montiel, Alba Arbelaez (MO); Dr. Fabian Michelangeli and Dr. Matthew Pace (NY); Dr. Laurence Dorr, Dr. Pedro Acevedo and Meghann Toner (US) provided generous assistance during herbarium work, for which ML is profoundly grateful. Visits to herbarium collections were possible thanks to Smithsonian Institution’s Lyman B. & Ruth C. Smith Fellowship Award, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists Graduate Research Award, the Missouri Botanical Garden Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships for Latin American Botanists and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Research Award granted to ML. Dr. Lucinda McDade provided valuable comments during the preparation of this manuscript. Dr. Barry Hammel and Dr. Volker Bittrich provided expert advice to significantly improve this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rancho Santa Ana Botanic GardenClaremontUSA
  2. 2.Smithsonian Tropical Research InstituteBalboaPanama

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