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Two new Pentaphylacaceae species from southern Central America


We describe two new species of Pentaphylacaceae: Freziera monteverdensis from Costa Rica and Ternstroemia liesneriana from Panama. Line drawings, color images of living plants for one of the species, and discussions comparing the new species to their presumed closest relatives are provided.


Describimos dos nuevas especies de Pentaphylacaceae: Freziera monteverdensis de Costa Rica y Ternstroemia liesneriana de Panamá. Ilustraciones, fotografías en color de la planta viva para una de las especies, así como discusiones comparando las nuevas especies con los parientes posiblemente más cercanos.

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We would thank to the directors, curators, and collection managers at A, BM, CAY, CR, F, GH, LPB, LSCR, MO, MOL, NY, PMA, SCZ, and USM for access to their collections and loans; the curators and staff at the Missouri Botanical Garden for their support and hospitality; and Bobbi Angell for the excellent illustrations. Comments by Michael Grayum and Barry Hammel substantially improved the manuscript. LPL was funded by an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology under Grant No. 1523880.

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Santamaría-Aguilar, D., Lagomarsino, L.P. Two new Pentaphylacaceae species from southern Central America. Brittonia 69, 100–108 (2017).

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  • Costa Rica
  • Freziera
  • Monteverde
  • Panama
  • Ternstroemia
  • Theaceae