Authors: Ramirez-Roa, Angelica; Martinez, Esteban
Publication: Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad
Year: 2011
Genera: Chrysothemis, Episcia

Chrysothemis pulchella and Episcia lilacina (Gesneriaceae: Gesnerioideae: Episcieae) are reported for first time in the native flora of Mexico. Both species were found in Frontera Corozal, municipality of Ocosingo, Chiapas in tropical rain forest on karst substrate. With these records, the richness of the family Gesneriaceae in Mexico reach up 26 genera and 117 species.