Clethra concordia D. A. Neill, H. Beltrán & Quizhpe (Clethraceae), a thin-stemmed shrub or treelet from the sandstone Machinaza plateau in the Cordillera del Cóndor region on the Peru-Ecuador border, is described and illustrated. The new species is distinct from other species of Clethra L. in its small stature and its very small, thick sclerophyllous leaves, which are evidently an ecological adaptation to the highly acidic, nutrient-poor sandstone substrate where it occurs.
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Neill, D. A., Beltrán, H., & Quizhpe, W. (2012). Clethra concordia (Clethraceae), a shrubby new species from the crest of the Cordillera del Cóndor on the Peru-Ecuador border. Novon, 22(2), 212-216. https://doi.org/10.3417/2009038