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Lobivia chrysochete BLMT731, Inca Huasi, Chuquisaca, Bolivia

Lobivia chrysochete BLMT731, Inca Huasi, Chuquisaca, Bolivia

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The taxonomic and nomenclatural history of Lobivia chrysochete (Werdermann) Wessner is reviewed and a lectotype established. Biogeographic, morphological and genetic information is provided to support the assertion that one member of the group, Lobivia chrysochete var. minutiflora Rausch, should be considered a distinct species. Illustrations of bo...

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... biggest differences are seen in the flowers; those of L. chrysochete are large, flamboyant and campanulate (Figures 3, 5, 7 & 9), with many dark hairs on the receptacle, whilst those of L. minuti- flora are much smaller, almost tubular and carry only a few white hairs (Figure 12). In contrast to L. chrysochete, the exterior of the floral tube of L. minutiflora is bright red (brownish to greenish in L. chrysochete Figure 10, 11 & 12). ...