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LEIVA GONZALEZ, Segundo. Salpichroa sanmiguelina (Solanaceae) a new species from Northern Peru. Arnaldoa [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.2, pp.355-364. ISSN 1815-8242.

We describe and illustrate in detail Salpichroa sanmiguelina (Solanaceae), a new species from Northern Peru. Salpichroa sanmiguelina S. Leiva inhabits between San Miguel-El Empalme km 5-6 (1 km above the river), province of San Miguel, region of Cajamarca, Peru, between 06º58’11.4"-5º58’25.0" S and 78º50’21.6"-78º50’06.0" W, and between 2777-2842 m of altitude. It is characterized by having glabrous calyx and corolla externally, corolla tube glabrous inside, stamens and gynoecium hidden, staminal filaments slightly broadened toward the apex and curved, ovary with nectariferous disc intense red, berry globose and black when mature, with 9-14 seeds, shrubs (3) 6-8 m tall. In addition to the description, we present the corresponding illustration, discuss its similarity with other species, include data of geographic distribution, ecology, phenology, current status and uses of the species.

Keywords : Salpichroa; new species; Solanaceae; Peru; IUCN.

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