New species of Guatteria discovered

A new tropical tree species of Guatteria has been described in Phytotaxa 2014, 173(2): 149-156. Guatteria darienensis can be found in Panama and Colombia and is named after the Darién Gap (Tapón del Darién), the road-free and difficult to access area between Panama and the Colombian Chocó, where most collections were made. Although some 80 specimens have mainly been collected in the 1980s and 1990s (no photographs exist) and the species has been found in five national parks in Panama and Colombia it is for now classified as near threatened.

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