Paradrymonia vivianensis, una Nueva Especie de Gesneriaceae para el Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, Perú

  • Rocio del Pilar Rojas Gonzáles Herbario Selva Central Oxapampa – HOXA
  • M. Marcela Mora Missouri Botanical Garden
Keywords: Andes, endemism, Loreto, Peru, protected area, taxonomy


Paradrymonia vivianensis R. Rojas & M. M. Mora (Gesneriaceae), a new species discovered in the Chambirillo sector of Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru, is described and illustrated. Paradrymonia vivianensis differs from other members of the genus mainly by its leaves with the leaf blade elliptical to obovate, purplish green above and uniformly purple below, the base subcordate and slightly asymmetric, the margin crenate, and the midvein and secondary veins contrasting yellowish green above.