Authors: Clark, John Littner; Skog, Laurence E.
Publication: Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Year: 2008
Genera: Kohleria

A new species of Kohleria (Gesneriaceae, tribe Gloxinieae) is described from the Andean cloud forests of the Carchi and Esmeraldas provinces province in northwestern Ecuador where it is an abundant local endemic. the remarkable long wooly trichomes in combination with a fruit dehiscing by a single dorsal slit and epiphytic habit differentiate Kohleria hypertrichosa from other species of Kohleria.