Prosopanche panguanensis (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from central Peru

Carlos Martel, Robin Fernandez-Hilario, Juan André Tello, Robert G. Arteaga, Günter Gerlach

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Prosopanche panguanensis, from the Peruvian lowland rain forest, is proposed as a new species. The species is similar to Prosopanche costaricensis but differs with solitary flowers (vs. flowers in fascicles), a perigonial tube prolonged above the insertion point of the synandrium (vs. perigonial tube not prolonged), and staminodes cucullate and sessile (vs. bilobed in the apex). A description, illustrations, pictures of live specimens, and information about its habitat and distribution are given. An account on Prosopanche specimens recorded from Peru and their identity is also provided.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - 14 Aug 2018


  • Hydnora
  • Hydnoraceae
  • Parasitic plant
  • Rain forest


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