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No. 372
December 2015


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Critically Endangered Gesneriad Discovered in the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana


-Adapted from The Plant Press

Its range may be small, and its flowers even smaller, but it couldn't hide forever: Anetanthus disjuncta (Gesneriaceae) is described for the first time by Smithsonian emeritus research botanist Laurence Skog and Smithsonian research associate John L. Clark in the journal Phytotaxa. The new find is located at a single location on Mt. Ayanganna in the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana, at elevations between 800 and 1100 m. This restricted range signals that A. disjuncta should be listed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN Red List criteria.

Anetanthus disjuncta</i> was first collected from Guyana by David Clarke in 2001. (Photo by John L. Clark during a 2014 field expedition to Mt. Ayanganna).

Anetanthus disjuncta was first collected from Guyana by David Clarke in 2001. (Photo by John L. Clark during a 2014 field expedition to Mt. Ayanganna).

Anetanthus disjuncta gets its name from its spatial separation from the other two Anetanthus species, which are found farther west—in Brazil and the Andes from Colombia to Bolivia. Anetanthus gracilis, described in 1877, is the most widespread species in the genus, and it contains a subspecies, Anetanthus gracilis subsp. munchiquensis, which was described in 1995. The remaining Anetanthus species, A. rubra, is known only from its type locality in Amazonas, Peru, and was described by Skog in 1982. Skog and Clark are the world's leading experts on neotropical gesneriads.

The Smithsonian has a long history of research in the Guiana Shield, most visibly since 1983 when the Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield Program (BDG) got started in the Guianas. The area known as the Guiana Shield includes parts of Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana. The region is biologically rich, but much remains to be uncovered by scientists. Its largely pristine conditions are threatened by logging and mining, and the BDG has been dedicated to studying and preserving this biodiversity hotspot, an especially important task as it continues to reveal new species like Anetanthus disjuncta.

Anetanthus disjuncta</i> was first collected from Guyana by David Clarke in 2001. (Photo by John L. Clark during a 2014 field expedition to Mt. Ayanganna).

Anetanthus disjuncta (Photo by John L. Clark during a 2014 field expedition to Mt. Ayanganna).


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Dubearnes, A., Julius, A., and Utteridge, T.M.A. 2015. A synopsis of the genus Embelia in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Studies in Malaysian Myrsinaceae III. Kew Bull. 70(2):25.

Duckett, P.E., and Repaci, V. 2015. Marine plastic pollution: using community science to address a global problem. Mar. Freshwater Res. 66(8):665-673.

Duniway, M.C., Palmquist, E., and Miller, M.E. 2015. Evaluating rehabilitation efforts following the Milford Flat Fire: successes, failures, and controlling factors. Ecosphere 6(5):80.

Dyakov, N.R. 2015. Rare plants distribution modeling using indirect environmental gradients. Russ. J. Ecol. 46(4):332-338.

Ebert, D.A., and van Hees, K.E. 2015. Beyond Jaws: rediscovering the 'lost sharks' of southern Africa. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 37(2):141-156.

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Egoh, B.N., Paracchini, M.L., Zulian, G., Schägner, J.P., and Bidoglio, G. 2015. Conceptual and operational perspectives on ecosystem restoration options in the European Union and elsewhere: a response to Kotiaho & Moilanen. J. Appl. Ecol. 52(4):820-822.

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Epanchin-Niell, R.S., and Liebhold, A.M. 2015. Benefits of invasion prevention: effect of time lags, spread rates, and damage persistence. Ecol. Econ. 116:146-153.

Ercoli, F., Ruokonen, T.J., Koistinen, S., Jones, R.I., and Hämäläinen, H. 2015. The introduced signal crayfish and native noble crayfish have different effects on sublittoral macroinvertebrate assemblages in boreal lakes. Freshwater Biol. 60(8):1688-1698.

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Yokochi, K., and Bencini, R. 2015. A remarkably quick habituation and high use of a rope bridge by an endangered marsupial, the western ringtail possum. Nat. Conserv. 11:79-94.

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Zelnik, I., Haler, M., and Gaberščik, A. 2015. Vulnerability of a riparian zone towards invasion by alien plants depends on its structure. Biologia 70(7):869-878.

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