Authors: Amaya-Marquez, Marisol; Clark, John L.
Publication: Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Year: 2011
Genera: Columnea

Recent field expeditions to the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes and revisionary work on Columnea (Gesneriaceae) section Collandra have resulted in the discovery of a new plant species. The new species, Columnea bivalvis, is distinguished by the presence of two pendent clasping bracts that enclose a single axillary flower.