New species of Brayopsis, Descurainia, Draba, Neuontobotrys and Weberbauera (Brassicaceae) from Peru

Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz, Asunción Cano, Huber Trinidad, Eduardo Navarro

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Summary: Six new species of Brassicaceae (Brayopsis chacasensis Al-Shehbaz & A. Cano, Descurainia canoensis Al-Shehbaz, Draba canoensis Al-Shehbaz, Trinidad, Ed. Navarro & D. Rodr.-Paredes, D. punoensis Al-Shehbaz, Ed. Navarro, Trinidad & A. Cano, Neuontobotrys camanaensis Al-Shehbaz & A. Cano, and Weberbauera ayacuchoensis Al-Shehbaz, A. Cano & Trindad) are described and illustrated, and their distinguishing characters from nearest relatives are discussed. Brief notes on the diversity of these five genera in South America, especially Peru, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-231
Number of pages13
JournalKew Bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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Funding Information:
AC is grateful to the Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Wildlife Fund (Grant FA-90 to B. Leon, K. R. Young & A. Cano 1997 − 1998), Smithsonian Institution, and South China Botanical Garden for funding that supported the botanical expeditions that lead to the discovery of some of the new species above. Also we are grateful to Blanca León for important suggestions on the manuscript.


  • Cruciferae
  • Peruvian endemics
  • novelties


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