Bucinellina (sensu Wiehler 1983)

= Columnea sect. Bucinellina (Wiehler) Kvist & Skog (see Kvist & Skog 1993).

Full name and orig. publication: : Bucinellina (Wiehler) Wiehler, Selbyana 5: 381 (19 Oct. 1981).

Etymology: An diminutive form of Bucinella, which itself is a diminutive form of the Latin bucina, a strongly curved trumpet; in allusion to the peculiar, curved shape of the corolla.

Synonyms: Bucinella Wiehler (1977), nom. illeg., Columnea sect. Bucinellina (Wiehler) Kvist & Skog (1993).

Infrafamilial position: Gesnerioid Gesneriaceae (Gesnerioideae) - Episcieae.

Description: Epiphytic plants. According to Wiehler (1981), set apart from the other columneoid taxa by the flattened depressed berry, the oblate shape of the pollen grains and the corolla shape (limb with two dorsal patent lobes and three lateral and ventral reflexed lobes).

Chromosome number: 2n = 18.

Species number: 2 [B. nariniana (Wiehler) Wiehler, B. paramicola (Wiehler) Wiehler].

Species names (incl. publication and synonyms): See Skog, L.E. & J.K. Boggan. 2005: World checklist of Gesneriaceae: http://persoon.si.edu/Gesneriaceae/Checklist.

Type species: Bucinellina nariniana (Wiehler) Wiehler

Distribution: SW Colombia (prov. Nariņo) and NW Ecuador.

Ecology: Like Columnea.

Notes: Kvist & Skog (1993) regard Bucinellina as a section of Columnea and transferred the two species to that genus.

Selected references: Wiehler, Selbyana 5: 381 (1981), orig. descr.; Kvist & Skog, Allertonia 6: 327-400 (1993), reg. rev. (Ecuador).

Bibliography: See Skog, L.E. & J.K. Boggan. 2005. Bibliography of the Gesneriaceae. 2nd edition: http://persoon.si.edu/Gesneriaceae/Bibliography.


Bucinellina nariniana (Wiehler) Wiehler, type species = Columnea nariniana (Wiehler) L.P.Kvist & L.E.Skog  

Wiehler, Selbyana 2/1, pl. 27 (1977)

Bucinellina paramicola (Wiehler) Wiehler = Columnea paramicola (Wiehler) L.P.Kvist & L.E.Skog 

Left: Wiehler, Selbyana 2/1, pl. 28a (1977)
Right: Ecuador, near Lita, phot. A. Hirtz


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