29 November 2010 Una Nueva Especie de Boyania (Melastomataceae) de Colombia
Humberto Mendoza-Cifuentes
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Boyania colombiana Humberto Mend. (Melastomataceae) is described and illustrated from an area of sandy soils in the department of Caquetá, Colombia. It is a disjunct species in a monotypic genus known from the Guayana Shield in Guyana. Boyania colombiana is distinguished from B. ayangannae Wurdack by the shape of the leaf base, the petiole longer than 2 cm, the shortened internodes, and the absence of a dorsal connective appendix. Boyania colombiana is compared to other genera of the tribe Bertolonieae, and the generic position of the new species is discussed.

Humberto Mendoza-Cifuentes "Una Nueva Especie de Boyania (Melastomataceae) de Colombia," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 20(4), 432-436, (29 November 2010). https://doi.org/10.3417/2008136
Published: 29 November 2010
Guayana Shield
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