New Boraginales from Tropical America 10: New Species of Cordia from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

  • James S. Miller Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Colin Robinson Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Victoria Patrick Missouri Botanical Garden
Keywords: Colombia, Cordia, Cordiaceae, Ecuador, IUCN Red List, Peru


Two new species of Cordia L. (Boraginales: Cordiaceae), C. caudata J. S. Mill. and C. caucana J. S. Mill., are described from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Both species are quite distinctive morphologically, but their relationships are not evident, so they are compared with the two other species known from Colombia with which they are most likely to be confused. Both new species are apparently uncommon and have geographically restricted ranges and are of conservation concern.