Studies in Neotropical Araliaceae. V. Sciodaphyllum zarucchii (Araliaceae), a New Species from Antioquia, Colombia, Honoring James L. Zarucchi (1952–2019)
Keywords: Andes, Araliaceae, conservation status, Neotropics, new species, Schefflera, Sciodaphyllum
Sciodaphyllum zarucchii M. M. Mora, Lowry, Idárraga, Jiménez-Mont. & G. M. Plunkett (Araliaceae) is described as a new species in honor of James L. Zarucchi (1952–2019). It occurs in humid premontane and montane forests on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the department of Antioquia, Colombia, where it is known from only two localities, one of which is highly threatened by forest clearing. A risk of extinction assessment using the IUCN Red List criteria reveals that S. zarucchii is Endangered.