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26 June 2015 Novitates neocaledonicae. II. Acropogon moratianus Callm., Munzinger & Lowry, sp. nov. (Malvaceae, Sterculieae): a rare and threatened new species from New Caledonia
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A new species of Acropogon Schltr. (Malvaceae, Sterculieae) is described from New Caledonia. Acropogon moratianus Callm., Munzinger & Lowry, sp. nov. is endemic to three ultramafic massifs, Boulinda, Kopéto and Paéoua, along the north-western coast of Grande Terre. This rare, endangered species differs from other members of the genus by its large 5-lobed leaves whose abaxial surface is covered by erect to divergent stellate trichomes and the subspherical shape of its follicles, which bear a pointed apex. Line drawings and color photos are provided, along with a discussion of its morphological affinities and a preliminary risk of extinction assessment.

Martin W. Callmander, Jérôme Munzinger, Sven Buerki, and Porter P. Lowry II "Novitates neocaledonicae. II. Acropogon moratianus Callm., Munzinger & Lowry, sp. nov. (Malvaceae, Sterculieae): a rare and threatened new species from New Caledonia," Adansonia 37(1), 131-137, (26 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.5252/a2015n1a8
Received: 21 March 2014; Accepted: 1 July 2014; Published: 26 June 2015
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