Nautilocalyx erytranthus

This species was newly described in 2014 and occurs throughout Western Amazonia in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.  It grows in small patches (10-15 plants) in shady areas of mature forest. The epithet erytranthus refers to the red flowers.  Due to drilling in Yasuni park where this plant occurs its conservation status has been suggested by its founder to be redesignated to NT.

 

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