Two new tropical species in Eleocharis subgen. Limnochloa (P. Beauv. ex T. Lestib.) Torr. (Cyperaceae) are described and their relationships with presumably allied species are discussed. Eleocharis hooperiana D. J. Rosen from Sierra Leone in West Tropical Africa differs from the morphologically similar and presumably close taxonomic ally E. nupeensis Hutch. in a combination of coarser culms, longer and more coarsely spinulose perianth bristles, and larger fruits. Eleocharis tenuiculmis D. J. Rosen from the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso differs from the similar slender-culmed species E. elongata Chapm. in a combination of narrower culms, longer perianth bristles, and generally larger, biconvex fruits.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 20 • No. 1