Short Communication

Novitates Gabonenses 87 – A new Urobotrya from Gabon

Carel Jongkind
Bothalia | Vol 48, No 1 | a2275 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v48i1.2275 | © 2018 Carel Jongkind | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 June 2017 | Published: 24 May 2018

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Carel Jongkind, Botanic Garden Meise, Meise, Belgium

Abstract

Background: Previously unidentified herbarium material from tropical West and Central Africa was selected for renewed study.
Objectives: To assess the possibility that this material included undescribed species.
Methods: Seeds were separated from dried or pickled fruits to compare the shape of the endocarp and surface patterning.
Results: Previously unidentified herbarium material from Gabon is recognised and illustrated as the new species Urobotrya gabonensis.
Conclusions: This new species adds one more endemic species to the already rich flora of Gabon.

Keywords

Biodiversity

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