Cinchona anderssonii (Rubiaceae), a new overlooked species from Bolivia

Carla Maldonado, Claes Persson, Joaquina Alban, Alexandre Antonelli, Nina Rønsted

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Cinchona anderssonii, a new species from the Yungas forests of the Andes in Bolivia, is described and illustrated. It is unique in Cinchona by having the combination of elliptic leaf blades glossy above, distinct circular pit domatia at secondary vein axils, basipetally dehiscent capsules, and relatively large seeds (8–11 mm long). A taxonomic key for the identification of the Cinchona species occurring in Bolivia is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 27 Feb 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from the Carlsberg foundation and a Freja stipend from the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen to Nina Rønsted. Alexandre Antonelli is supported by funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007–2013), the Swedish Research Council and a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship. We would like to thank Belen Escobari for collecting fresh material and Alfredo Fuentes who allowed us to use his photo of Cinchona anderssonii. We are grateful to Carlos Maldonado for preparing the drawings. We would also like to thank the two anonymous reviewers and the Associate Editor for comments that helped improving this manuscript.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Magnolia Press.


  • Bolivia
  • Cinchona
  • Eudicots
  • New species


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