Viola tovarii (Violaceae), a new species for Peruvian high Andes

Paúl Gonzáles, Johanny Molina-Alor

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Copyright 7copy; 2020 Magnolia Press. We describe and illustrate Viola tovarii P. Gonzáles & J. Molina-Alor, a new species of Viola section Andinium from the high Andes of southwest Peru. Special emphasis is placed on the color and size of the flowers and leaves, style crest form, and presence or absence of stipules, which are key characters that were undervalued in previous taxonomic treatments dealing with this species assemblage. The species is illustrated and a photograph of the living plant is included.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2020


  • Andean violet
  • Peru
  • Viola sect. Andinium
  • spurred flowers


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