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Macaranga stolonifera sp. nov. (Euphorbiaceae), a Bizarre Understory Dwarf from Papua New Guinea
- Takeuchi, Wayne
- Harvard papers in botany 2018 v.23 no.2 pp. 207-211
- Macaranga, flora, forests, new species, understory, Papua New Guinea
- Macaranga stolonifera sp. nov. is a taxonomic oddity instantly distinguished by its diminutive stature, monocaulous architecture, and stoloniferous habit. In marked contrast to other Papuasian congeners, the new species is found only in dark understories of mature growth forest. This latest addition to the euphorbiaceous flora of New Guinea is described and diagnostically depicted with in situ photos.