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29 July 2019 Astrotrichilia leroyana, sp. nov. (Meliaceae, Melioideae): a new species from northeastern Madagascar
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A new species of Astrotrichilia (Harms) J.-F. Leroy ex T. D. Penn. & Styles (Meliaceae, Melioideae) from seasonally dry forests in northern Madagascar is described. The new species is most similar to A. asterotricha (Radlk.) Cheek, but differs in a number of vegetative characters and has a distinct geographical distribution. A previous study of the new species has shown it to possess secondary compounds with antiproliferative properties towards ovarian cancer cells, highlighting the urgent need for its conservation. Images, a distribution map, and a preliminary assessment of risk extinction using the IUCN Red List Criteria are provided for the new species.

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Gregory A. Wahlert, Peter B. Phillipson, and Martin W. Callmander "Astrotrichilia leroyana, sp. nov. (Meliaceae, Melioideae): a new species from northeastern Madagascar," Adansonia 41(1), 91-96, (29 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.5252/adansonia2019v41a10
Received: 10 September 2018; Accepted: 4 February 2019; Published: 29 July 2019
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