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Una Nueva Especie de Sessea (Solanaceae) de Loja, Ecuador

Carmen Benítez
Novon
Vol. 11, No. 3 (Autumn, 2001), pp. 298-301
DOI: 10.2307/3393032
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3393032
Page Count: 4
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Una Nueva Especie de Sessea (Solanaceae) de Loja, Ecuador
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Abstract

Se describe e ilustra una nueva especie de Solanaceae de la Provincia de Loja, Ecuador, Sessea jorgensenii Benítez. Esta nueva especie se distingue de otras especies de Sessea de la provincia de Loja por presentar sus hojas densamente dendrítico-pubescentes en el envés y también con algunos pelos dispersos de color negro, simples o bifurcados y con la base túmida, este último tipo de pelo también presente en tallos, pecíolos, ejes florales, cáliz, corola y en las valvas de los frutos; siendo sus flores ligeramente curvadas, el cáliz de 11.5-13 mm de largo, cubriendo a la corola en su mitad inferior y la cápsula cubierta en sus tres cuartas partes por el cáliz persistente. /// A new species of Solanaceae from the Province of Loja, Ecuador, Sessea jorgensenii Benítez, is described and illustrated. The new species is distinguished from other species of Sessea from the Province of Loja by the leaves densely dendritic-pubescent below as well as bearing scattered black, simple or bifurcated hairs with swollen bases; this latter type of hair is also found on stems, petioles, floral axes, calyx, corolla, and valves of the fruit. It also differs in having slightly curved flowers with the calyx 11.5-13 mm long and covering the basal half of the corolla and three-fourths of the capsular fruit.

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