Submitted to: Biollania
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 16, 1996
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Plants are necessary for the survival of humanity through their influence on climate and the atmosphere as well as serving as food either directly or indirectly for most animals. Many species of plants have yet to be discovered and described, particularly those in tropical regions. This paper describes five new species and one new subspecies from northern South America that belong to the Rubiaceae, the coffee plant family. Complete descriptions and specimen data are included. This information will be used by botanists who need to identify these plants as well as those who are developing complete floristic accounts of the plants in these tropical regions of the world.
Technical Abstract: This article is dedicated to John J. Wurdack. Three new species of Palicourea (P. ottohuberi, P. pensilis, and P. wurdackiana) and one new subspecies of Coccochrondra (C. laevis subsp. maigualidae) from Bolivar state, Venezuela are described as new. One new species of Antirhea (A. triflora) from Guyane Francaise and one new species of Chimarrhis (C. clausicorollata) from Guyana are also described.