Authors: Ferreira, Gabriel Emiliano; de Araujo, Andrea Onofre; Hopkins, Michael John Gilbert; Chautems, Alain
Publication: Brittonia
Year: 2017
Genera: Besleria

Besleria iara, a new species from the western Amazon lowland rainforest in Brazil and Peru, is described and illustrated. Data are provided on the species’ ecology, distribution, and conservation status. This species is a shrub, with hirsute indumentum covering almost the whole plant, orange calyx, and yellow tubular-ventricose corolla. It was found growing in the understory of humid terra firme forest, along the margin of small streams