Ipomoea noemana, a new species of Ipomoea endemic to the Marañón river area in Peru and known from a single population, is described and illustrated. Its relationship with other species of Ipomoea is discussed in the light of its morphology and molecular analysis of DNA barcode sequences.
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We thank Noema Cano for her help in arranging the field work that allowed the discovery of this species and Marisa Ocrospoma and Sachiko Kobayashi for the illustration of the new taxon. We also thank the staff at USM and MOL for their help during this study. P. M. R. and J. R. I. W. were funded by a BBSRC research project to Professor Robert Scotland at Oxford while preparing the manuscript.
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- Marañon area
- New species
- Storage roots