Styrax paulhousei (Styracaceae), a new species from Honduras


  • Peter W. Fritsch Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • Caroline Whitefoord The Herbarium, Natural History Museum
  • Daniel L. Kelly Department of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, The University of Dublin



Endemic, Honduras, UCN Red List, new species, Styrax


Styrax paulhousei, a new species of Styrax L. series Valvatae Perkins from northwestern Honduras, is described and illustrated. It is similar to S. ramirezii Greenm. but differs in having fewer secondary leaf veins and larger corollas. The species is endemic to the Sierra del Merendón in the Department of Cortés and is categorized as vulnerable as based on IUCN Red List criteria. The discovery of this species brings the number of Styrax species native in Honduras to six.


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How to Cite

Fritsch, P. W., Whitefoord, C., & Kelly, D. L. (2018). Styrax paulhousei (Styracaceae), a new species from Honduras. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 12(2), 499–505.

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