Cantua dendritica is described as new. This species is apparently restricted to the region around Paucartambo, Department of Cusco, Peru. Related to, and frequently identified as, Cantua flexuosa, this new species differs in its glandular calyx, highly branched trichomes on the margin of the corolla lobes, and its softly herbaceous, glandular pilose leaves. In addition, two new names are proposed in Cantua for the two species of Huthia that have been transferred to Cantua, C. volcanica (formerly Huthia caerulea), and C. mediamnis (formerly H. longiflora).
Porter, J. Mark and Prather, L. Alan
"Cantua dendritica (Polemoniaceae), a New Species from Peru, and Two New Cantua Names,"
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
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