Additions to the vascular flora of Costa Rica: four new records from the Sabanas Miravalles

  • José Esteban Jiménez Programa de Posgrado en Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica
Keywords: Cordillera de Guanacaste, Eriocaulon, floristics, Volcán Miravalles, Polygala, Trimezia, Utricularia

Abstract

The Costa Rican vascular flora is well known and studied, but there are gaps of floristic knowledge in some areas and ecosystems that are poorly explored. The Costa Rican savannas, cover a small geographic extent and are almost unexplored floristically. The Sabanas Miravalles are located in the western flank of the Volcán Miravalles in the Cordillera de Guanacaste. As a result of a broad floristic inventory of this site, four species have been documented as new records for the Costa Rican vascular flora: Eriocaulon fuliginosum, Polygala pseudocoelosioides, Trimezia martinicensis, and Utricularia subulata.

 

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Published
2017-07-24
How to Cite
Jiménez, J. E. (2017). Additions to the vascular flora of Costa Rica: four new records from the Sabanas Miravalles. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 11(1), 157-160. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v11.i1.1147