Brittonia

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 328–336 | Cite as

A reevaluation of echites and prestonia sect. Coalitae (apocynaceae)

  • J. Francisco Morales
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Abstract

The relationship between the genusEchites andPrestonia sect.Coalitae is analyzed and discussed.Prestonia agglutinata andP. woodsoniana are restored toEchites. In addition,Echites darienensis is described and a new name,Echites puntarenensis, is proposed here. Eight species are maintained inEchites.

Key words

Apocynaceae Apocynoideae Echites Prestonia 

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Francisco Morales
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  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de BiodiversidadHerediaCosta Rica

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