A new species, Marsdenia ludani Juárez-Jaimes & Saynes (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae), is described and illustrated. The species occurs in the tropical semi-evergreen forest of Pochutla, a region in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, best known for botanical explorations and collecting activities by the Sociedad para el Estudio de los Recursos Bióticos de Oaxaca (SERBO A.C.). The distinctive characteristics of this taxon are the leaf blades with strigose hairs on the adaxial surface, subglobose corolla, 5-sulcate, trilobed corona lobes, and membranes of the anthers completely adnate to the anther body. This new taxon can only be confused with M. coulteri Hemsl. in its vegetative state, with which it is compared.
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.