Paronychia sanchez-vegae (Caryophyllaceae), a new woody species of Paronychia from North Peru

Daniel B. Montesinos-Tubée, Asunción Cano, Luis F. García-Llatas, Yingzi Ju, Anneleen Kool

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As part of botanical expeditions in the Amazonas region of North Peru, we found plants from the Central Andes (North Peru). Based on morphology and molecular data, the Peruvian population was described and illustrated here as a new species for Science, named Paronychia sanchez-vegae. The new species is compared with its most likely closest relative, P. andina from which differs by the larger size, its woody ramified stems, the glabrous leaf surface, shorter leaf size, shorter flowers and larger size of the ovary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 12 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Amazonas
  • Central Andes
  • New taxon
  • Paronychia
  • Peru


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