Authors: Clark, John L.
Publication: Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Year: 2011
Genera: Columnea

Recent expeditions to the northwestern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes and revisionary work of Columnea (Gesneriaceae) have resulted in the discovery of a new plant species. The new species, Columnea lucifer, is distinguished from other congeners by the presence of dense villous indument on the stems, bright white calyces with red lobes, and elongate tubular yellow corollas with red lobes