Piper kelleyi, a hotspot of ecological interactions and a new species from Ecuador and Peru

@inproceedings{Tepe2014PiperKA,
  title={Piper kelleyi, a hotspot of ecological interactions and a new species from Ecuador and Peru},
  author={Eric. J. Tepe and Genoveva Rodr{\'i}guez-Casta{\~n}eda and Andrea E Glassmire and Lee A Dyer},
  booktitle={PhytoKeys},
  year={2014}
}
We describe Piper kelleyi sp. nov., a new species from the eastern Andes of Ecuador and Peru, named in honor of Dr. Walter Almond Kelley. Piper kelleyi is a member of the Macrostachys clade of the genus Piper and supports a rich community of generalist and specialist herbivores, their predators and parasitoids, as well as commensalistic earwigs, and mutualistic ants. This new species was recognized as part of an ecological study of phytochemically mediated relationships between plants… CONTINUE READING

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