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Mapania jongkindii (Cyperaceae), a new species from Liberia
- Mesterházy, Attila, Kim, Changkyun, Browning, Jane
- Kew bulletin 2017 v.72 no.3 pp. 36
- Cyperaceae, DNA, chloroplasts, internal transcribed spacers, leaves, new species, phylogeny, plant taxonomy, scientific illustration, taxon descriptions, Liberia
- A new species of Mapania, M. jongkindii is described and illustrated from the Nimba Mts, Liberia. It is separated from the related species, M. baldwinii and M. linderi, by characteristics of both leaf and fruit. Confirmation of this separation and the phylogenetic position of M. jongkindii was determined by phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequences from nuclear ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer and two chloroplast regions (rpoB and trnL-F IGS).