Authors: Rodas, Larri A.; Clark, John L.
Publication: Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Year: 2014
Genera: Glossoloma

A new species of Glossoloma (Gesneriaceae) is described from the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes. The new species, Glossoloma velutinum J.L. Clark & L.A. Rodas, is locally endemic to cloud forests in the provinces of Quindío and Tolima. The new species is differentiated from other Glossoloma by the presence of an orange corolla, scandent habit with elongate shoots to 3 m long, and uniformly velutinous indumentum on the stems and leaves.