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A new species of Pilea (Urticaceae) from the Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica

A. K. Monro


A new species of Pilea from Costa Rica is described and illustrated: Pilea matama which most closely resembles the widespread species Pilea imparifolia. The affinities of this species are discussed and its position within Weddell’s subdivisions of the genus indicated.



Urticaceae, Pilea, Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica, La Amistad National Park


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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand