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22 September 2015 A New Species of Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) Endemic to Amazonas State, Brazil
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A new species of Phyllanthus L., P. aracaensis G. L. Webster ex Secco & A. Rosário (Phyllanthaceae), probably endemic to Amazonas State, is described and illustrated. In terms of its habit and overall appearance it is superficially close to P. myrsinites Kunth, a species with variable leaf morphology, which is widely distributed throughout the Amazon region. The new species may be distinguished from P. myrsinites by its orbicular leaves without a subapical gland on the abaxial face, staminate flowers isolated or in pairs with sepals free, stamens with partially joined filaments at base, and style with branches joined, apically free, trifid.

Ricardo de S. Secco and Alessandro S. do Rosário "A New Species of Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) Endemic to Amazonas State, Brazil," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 24(2), 209-211, (22 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.3417/2013025
Published: 22 September 2015
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