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Novedades taxonómicas del género Schefflera (Araliaceae) para Colombia
- Jiménez-Montoya, Jáider, Idárraga-Piedrahíta, Álvaro
- Brittonia 2018 v.70 no.3 pp. 316-323
- Schefflera, carpels, flowers, new species, panicles, plant taxonomy, scientific illustration, taxon descriptions, umbels, Andes region, Colombia
- Three new species of Schefflera (Araliaceae) from the “Calyptrate” clade of the Andean region in Colombia are described and illustrated. Schefflera bifurcata is similar to S. cicatricata, but it differs by presenting a smaller number of flowers per umbel and fewer carpels. Schefflers brevirama differs from S. elachistocephala by having an arboreal habit and smaller leaflets. Schefflera connata is related to S. quinduensis, but it differs in the inflorescence being a panicle of umbels and the style connate. These species are distributed to the north of the Cordillera Central in the department of Antioquia, and S. connata also occurs to the north of the Cordillera Occidental in the departments of Antioquia and Chocó.