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21 October 2022 A New Miniature Melocactus (Cactaceae) from Puerto Rico
Andrew Gdaniec, Paul Hoxey, James D. Ackerman, Alastair Culham
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Abstract

A new species of Melocactus is described from Puerto Rico. This miniature species, with a stem no more than 70 mm in diameter, is of uncertain affiliation but is unlikely to be a close relative of M. intortus, the only other Melocactus known from Puerto Rico, due to the lack of a pink-coloured stigma, smaller stem dimensions and distinct seed structure. There are morphological similarities with some other Caribbean species: M. lemairei and M. praerupticola of Hispaniola, and M. guitartii (= M. curvispinus) from Cuba.

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Andrew Gdaniec, Paul Hoxey, James D. Ackerman, and Alastair Culham "A New Miniature Melocactus (Cactaceae) from Puerto Rico," Caribbean Journal of Science 52(2), 209-218, (21 October 2022). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v52i2.a8
Published: 21 October 2022
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