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Macaranga stolonifera sp. nov. (Euphorbiaceae), a Bizarre Understory Dwarf from Papua New Guinea

Author:
Takeuchi, Wayne
Source:
Harvard papers in botany 2018 v.23 no.2 pp. 207-211
ISSN:
1043-4534
Subject:
Macaranga, flora, forests, new species, understory, Papua New Guinea
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
6486122