Open Access A synopsis of the Bromeliaceae of Panama, including new records for the country

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Based on extensive field and herbarium studies, twenty species of are newly reported for Panama: , Former reports of six bromeliad species for Panama are revised as erroneous. The bromeliad flora of Panama now comprises 206 species. Endemism of the in Panama and Costa Rica is newly evaluated based on this revised inventory: 33 species are endemic to Panama, 32 to Costa Rica, 36 species to both countries. Only 3 of the 8 presently recognised subfamilies occur in Panama. The genus has its centre of diversity in Panama (47 of 87 species) and Costa Rica. A distribution map is presented for the newly reported species.

Basado en estudios extensivos de campo y de herbarios, veinte especies de Bromeliaceae son reportadas por primera vez para Panamá: Aechmea beeriana, A. penduliflora, A. pittieri, A. strobilacea, Bromelia hemispherica, Guzmania graminifolia, G. hollinensis, Pitcairnia halophila, P. wendlandii, Tillandsia dexteri, T. ionantha, T. longifolia, T. utriculata, Werauhia bracteosa, W. kathyae, W. macrantha, W. macrochlamys, W. notata, W. paniculata, W. viridis. Se informa la revisión de seis especies de bromelias de Panamá, erróneamente reportadas. La flora de bromelias de Panamá ahora comprende 206 especies. El alto endemismo de Bromeliaceae en Panamá y Costa Rica es revisado en este estudio: 33 especies son endémicas de Panamá, 32 de Costa Rica y 36 especies entre ambos países. Sólo 3 de las 8 subfamilias actualmente reconocidas, ocurren en Panamá. El género Werauhia tiene su centro de diversidad en Panamá (47 de 87 especies) y Costa Rica. Se presenta un mapa con la distribución de las nuevas especies reportadas.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2011

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