We present here to Maxillaria jostii Dodson (Orchidaceae) a new addition to the angiosperm Flora of Peru from sandstone substrate of the Sub-Andean Cordillera de Huarango (province of San Ignacio, department of Cajamarca), a southern prolongation to the very biodiverse Cordillera del Condor. Maxillaria jostii has been formerly considered a species endemic to southern Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe, Morona-Santiago), but with the present study extends its geographical distribution range to northern Peru. This new contribution to the knowledge of the Flora of Peru is the result of a combined fieldwork and herbarium effort, thanks to Bi?national Project named "Botanical Inventory of the Cordillera del Condor Region of Ecuador and Peru, 2005-2007" and developed by the following scientific institutions: MO, HUT, LOJA and QCNE. The species reported here was compared against the list of species documented in the «Catalogue of Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru» (Brako & Zarucchi 1993) and «Ten years of additions to the flora of Peru: 1993-2003» (Ulloa Ulloa et al. 2004) and «Angiosperms additions to flora of Peru» (Rodríguez et al. 2006b).
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Biologia|
|State||Published - 1 Nov 2013|
- Cordillera del condor
- Cordillera huarango
- Flora of peru
- Maxillaria jostii
- New record
- Sandstone substrate
Rodríguez, E. F. R., Neill, D. A., Alfaro, S. J. A., & De La Cruz, J. R. C. (2013). Maxillaria jostii Dodson (Orchidaceae) a new record for the Flora of Peru. Revista Peruana de Biologia, 20(2), 125-128.