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Wiehler, H. (1978). PARAKOHLERIA, A NEW SOUTH AMERICAN GENUS IN THE GESNERIACEAE. Selbyana, 5(1), 4–10. Retrieved from


Parakohleria, consisting of over 20 species, is presently the final genus to be established for a new classification ofthe neotropical Gesneriaceae, to be published as the sixth volume of Selbyana. Some ofthe species were formerly attributed to Kohleria Regel or its synonym Isoloma Bentham (= eleven species reduced to seven), others to Diastema Bentham (three species), or to Rhytidophyllum Mart. (two species), to Pearcea Regel, to Moussonia Regel, and to Kohleria section Moussonia. Three new species are described below, and a large number still awaits publication after a comparison ofsome difficult to interpret herbarium specimens with live material in the field. The research greenhouses ofthe Marie Selby Botanical Gardens presently contain the following species: Parakohleria abunda, P. avilana, P. baezana, P. rhodotricha, P. sprucei, P. vinicolor, and P. weberbaueri,


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