, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 240–243 | Cite as

Plutarchia ecuadorensis (Ericaceae, Vaccinieae): a new species and a new generic record for Ecuador

  • James L. Luteyn


Plutarchia, a shrubby páramo genus, is here reported for the first time in Ecuador where two species are recognized: P. angulata A. C. Smith and the new P. ecuadorensis Luteyn. These two species are keyed, described, and the new species illustrated.

Key words

Cavendishia Demosthenesia Ecuador Ericaceae neotropics paramo Plutarchia Thibaudia Vaccinieae 


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Literature Cited

  1. Luteyn, J. L. 1983. Ericaceae—Part I. Cavendishia. Flora Neotropica Monogr. 35: 1–290.Google Scholar
  2. Smith, A.C. 1933. Studies of South American plants—V. Additional notes on Thibaudieae. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 63: 307–316.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Luteyn
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  1. 1.Institute of Systematic BotanyNew York Botanical GardenBronx

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