Check List 17(3): 853-858, doi: 10.15560/17.3.853
Acanthosyris annonagustata C.Ulloa & P.Jørg. (Santalaceae), newly recorded for the flora of Peru
expand article infoJean Paúl Latorre-Farfán, Varun Swamy§
‡ Herbario Vargas CUZ, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Peru§ San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Escondido, United States of America
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We report Acanthosyris annonagustata (Santalaceae) for the flora of Peru, from an Amazon rainforest site in Madre de Dios Department. We describe the species using leaf and fruit morphological traits from field observations and botanical vouchers, and we provide demographic and phenological observations. This is the second verified species of Acanthosyris reported from the Peruvian Amazon and the third verified species for Peru. A key for the three species reported in Peru is provided.

Acanthosyris, Santalaceae, Amazon forest, Madre de Dios river basin, range extension, deforestation