Virola excisa D.Santam.

, PhytoKeys 197: 116, fig. 13 (2022).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
197: 116, fig. 13
Date of Publication
30 May 2022
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
W.Palacios & D.Neill 622
Ecuador. Pastaza: Río Curaray, dos horas río abajo del pueblo Curaray, en la boca del Río Namoyacu, 275 m
Collection Date
14 Aug 1985
Second Collection Date
18 Aug 1985
Type Herbaria
holotype MO MO-1565775
isotype F V0354346F
isotype INPA
isotype Ny
isotype QCA
1° 24' S
76° 45' W
Distribution Of Types
Ecuador (Western South America, Southern America)
Colombia (Western South America, Southern America)
Peru (Western South America, Southern America)
Acre (Brazil North, Brazil, Southern America)
Amazonas (Brazil North, Brazil, Southern America)

Nomenclatural Notes



doi:10.3897/phytokeys.197.81367 Etymology: 'The specific epithet of the new species comes from the word excisus, meaning cut out. This makes reference to the fact that several herbarium specimens of this new species come from felled trees that were killed to make way for oil pipes. This has created irreparable damage to nature, destroying the habitat of this and many other species, potentially paving the path toward their extinction'.