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Brittonia

, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 196–200 | Cite as

Conchocarpus jirajaranus (Rutaceae), a new endemic species of the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela

  • Jacquelyn A. KallunkiEmail author
  • Winfried Meier
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Abstract

Conchocarpus jirajaranus from the central portion of the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela (Carabobo and Yaracuy states) is newly described and illustrated. This small tree is found from 700–1150 m. It most resembles C. grandis from Amazonian Brazil (Amapá state) and is a further example of the disjunct distribution of closely related species in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela and in Amazonia.

Keywords

Yaracuy Carabobo Amazonia Brazil distribution 

Resumen

Se describe e ilustra Conchocarpus jirajaranus, distribuida en la parte central de la cordillera de la costa de Venezuela (estados Carabobo y Yaracuy). Este árbol pequeño se encuentra entre 700–1150 m. Es parecida a C. grandis de la región amazónica de Brasil (Amapá) y es otro ejemplo notable de la distribución disyunta de especies afines entre Amazonía y la Cordillera de la Costa de Venezuela.

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Bruno Manara†, Caracas, for the drawings. Winfried Meier is grateful to the Ministerio del Poder Popular para Ecosocialismo y Aguas for the collection permits and to the curators of the National Herbarium of Venezuela-VEN (Instituto Experimental Jardín Botánico "Dr. Tobías Lasser" and Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela) for logistical support, as well as to Carlos Rivero Blanco (Estación Ecológica Guáquira, Reserva Ecológica Privada Guáquira, REPG), Norbert and Gabi Flauger (posada turística y ecológica Casa María, Bejuma), and Oscar Escorcha (Maracay) for logistical support in the field and for a Provita-IEA scholarship.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Herbarium, The New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Institute of Forest SciencesAlbert-Ludwigs UniversityFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela, Herbario Nacional de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuela

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