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Wiehler, H. (1975). CODONANTHE LUTEOLA (GESNERIACEAE), A NEW SPECIES FROM PANAMA. Selbyana, 1(2), 157–164. Retrieved from


Codonanthe (Mart.) Hanst. is a neotropical genus of ant nest epiphytes (Moore, 1973; Wiehler, 1974a). Nearly 20 species of Codonanthe occur from Mexico to Bolivia and southeastern Brazil. Three species are found in Panama: C. crassifolia (Focke) Morton, C. uleana Fritsch (known from Panama as C. decurrens Johnston), and C. macradenia Donn.-Sm. The first two species are widely distributed, from southern Mexico to Amazonian Brazil, while C. macradenia is native to Panama and Costa Rica. On recent field trips to Panama Robert L. Dressler and I collected live material of a new species of Codonanthe which appears to be endemic to Panama. In fact, it has only been found in the eastern part of the Province of Panama. The
proposed name for the new species is Codonanthe luteola, in reference to the light yellow color of the corolla (Yellow Group BC, R.H.S., 1966). In all other species of the genus the corolla is either white or cream-colored. Codonanthe luteola has also the longest corolla of its congeners.


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