, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 28–31 | Cite as

Saurauia oroquensis, a new species of Actinidiaceae from Colombia

  • Djaja Djendoel Soejarto


Saurauia oroquensis, a new species from Colombia remarkably allied toS. bullosa Wawra, is described. It is distinguished from the latter by the absence of stellate trichomes on the lower leaf surface, by the homotrichous nature of sepal pubescence (limited only to the exposed parts in bud, with the imbricated parts and inner surface completely glabrous), and by the much lower number of stamens per flower. This new taxon is endemic to the Colombia-Venezuelan border region (Táchira-Norte de Santander).


Staminate Flower Pistillate Flower Exposed Part Lower Leaf Surface Field Museum 
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© the New York Botanical Garden 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Djaja Djendoel Soejarto
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentField Museum of Natural HistoryChicago
  2. 2.PCRPSUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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