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26 June 2015 Taxonomic treatment of Memecylon L. section Felixiocylon R.D.Stone (Melastomataceae), with descriptions of four new species from Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
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Jacques-Félix (1979) informally recognized the Memecylon normandii Jacq.-Fél. group with three species (M. normandii, M. macrodendron Gilg ex Engl., M. oubanguianum Jacq.-Fél.) from the forests of West and Central Africa. More recently this group has been formally treated as M. section Felixiocylon R.D.Stone. In this paper, four new species are described and illustrated for this section: M. korupense R.D.Stone, sp. nov. (South-West Region, Cameroon), M. fugax R.D.Stone, sp. nov. (South Region, Cameroon), M. alipes R.D.Stone, sp. nov. (Woleu-Ntem Province, Gabon & South Region, Cameroon), and M. biokoense R.D.Stone, sp. nov. (Bioko Sur Province, Equatorial Guinea). A lectotype is designated for M. macrodendron. New country-records are reported or confirmed for M. normandii (Nigeria), M. oubanguianum (Gabon, Congo-Kinshasa), and M. macrodendron (Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville). A key to the species of M. section Felixiocylon is provided, together with an assessment of conservation status for each species according to the criteria of the IUCN.

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Robert Douglas Stone "Taxonomic treatment of Memecylon L. section Felixiocylon R.D.Stone (Melastomataceae), with descriptions of four new species from Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)," Adansonia 37(1), (26 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.5252/a2015n1a5
Received: 27 January 2014; Accepted: 1 September 2014; Published: 26 June 2015
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