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10 August 2015 Ficus crateriformis (Moraceae), a New Species from Venezuela
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A new species of Ficus sect. Pharmacosycea, occurring in the Venezuelan Amazon, is here described and illustrated as Ficus crateriformis Pederneiras and Romaniuc. The new species shows similarities with F. carvajalii, F. macrosyce and F. pulchella although it is characterized mainly by the crateriform apex of the syconium, and leaf blades 12–19 cm long with 19–23 pairs of lateral veins. Discussions on taxonomy and geographic distribution are provided, as well as an identification key to the species in Venezuela.

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Leandro Cardoso Pederneiras and Sergio Romaniuc Neto "Ficus crateriformis (Moraceae), a New Species from Venezuela," Systematic Botany 40(2), 501-503, (10 August 2015). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X688835
Published: 10 August 2015
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