, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 39–42 | Cite as

A new species of Columnea and range extension in the Gesneriaceae from Costa Rica

  • Ricardo Kriebel


Columnea lariensis is described and illustrated as a new species from the Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica. It is similar to C. canarina from Panama. Alloplectus weirii is here reported for the first time from Mesoamerica and an illustration is provided.

Key words

Mesoamerica Costa Rica Gesneriaceae Alloplectus Columnea 


Columnea lariensis de la Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica, es descrita e ilustrada. Es similar a C. canarina de Panamá. Alloplectus weirii se reporta para Mesoamérica por primera vez y se incluye una ilustración de la misma.


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Literature Cited

  1. Skog, L. E. 1979. Family 175, Gesneriaceae. In: R. E. Woodson, Jr. & R. W. Schery, editors. Flora of Panama Part IX. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65(3): 783–996.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Kriebel
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  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INB)HerediaCosta Rica

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