Novitates Gabonenses 76. A new Maesobotrya (Euphorbiaceae) from Crystal Mountains (Gabon and Equatorial Guinea).
Maesobotrya oligantha O.Lachenaud & Breteler, sp. nov., a new species endemic to the Crystal Mountains (Equatorial Guinea and Gabon) is described and illustrated. It is close ro M. pauciflora Pax in having very reduced inflorescences, bur differs in its hirsute leaves with rounded or subcordate base, and its female flowers with three stigmas. From M. cordulata J.Léonard, which ir resembles in the vegetative state, it differs in its much shorter axillary inflorescences and its shorter petioles.