A Hitherto Chirita (Gesneriaceae) Can Now Be Identified as a Monopyle
Chirita (?) lilacina Lem. is determined to be a species of the Neotropical genus Monopyle Benth., for which the combination M. lilacina (Lem.) L. E. Skog, Barrie & Boggan is proposed. Monopyle lilacina is native to the provinces of Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro in western Panama. A current description and distribution are provided for the species. Chirita lilacina and Gloxinia lilacina Lem., alternative names proposed by Lemaire, are lectotypified.