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Brittonia

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 433–440 | Cite as

Three new species of Lysipomia (Lobeliaceae) endemic to the páramos of southern Ecuador

  • T. J. Ayers
Articles

Abstract

Three species of Lysipomia, L. caespitosa, L. cylindrocarpa, and L. speciosa, from a tropical alpine ecosystem called páramo, are described, illustrated, and compared to related species. Notes on morphology, especially floral presentation, and general ecology are given where possible. A published key to the species in Ecuador is revised to include the three new species plus L. multiflora McVaugh, a species previously known only from northern Peru.

Key words

Lobeliaceae Lysipomia páramos endemism northern Andes Huancabamba Depression 

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Ayers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

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