Valeriana vilcabambensis Sylvester & Barrie (Valerianaceae), here described and illustrated, is found as a common constituent of the herbaceous layer in humid, high-elevation montane forests of the Cordilleras Urubamba and Vilcabamba, Peru, which are inaccessible to grazing livestock and the spread of human-induced ground fires. The species is unique in its combination of erect, simple, woody stems to 80 cm tall; pinnate-pinnatisect leaves with elliptic to obovate entire leaflets and usually with a gradually pinnatipartite apex; cymose inflorescence with purpletinged white flowers and purple anthers; and glabrous pappose fruits. A key is provided to help distinguish it from other Peruvian species with cymose or cymosepaniculate inflorescences and pinnate, pinnatisect, or deeply pinnatifid leaves.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.