Passiflora calicicalyx, a New Species in Section Decaloba (Passifloraceae) from Bolivia

  • John M. MacDougal Harris-Stowe State University and Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Tatiana Erika Boza Espinoza Herbario Vargas CUZ, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco
Keywords: Bolivia, endemic, Passiflora, Passiflora tatei, Passifloraceae, subgenus Decaloba


Passiflora calicicalyx T. Boza & J. M. MacDougal, a new species of Passiflora L. known only from near Cochabamba, Bolivia, is described and illustrated from photographs and dry material. The new species is similar to P. tatei Killip & Rusby but differs by being glabrescent, with glabrous ovary, and entire bracts only toward the base of the peduncle. It is placed in Passiflora subg. Decaloba (DC.) Rchb. sect. Decaloba DC.