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.
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
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