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A new narrow-leaved species of Capparis (Capparaceae) from central Palawan, Philippines

SILVIO FICI

Abstract


A new species of Capparis, C. tagbanuorum, is described and illustrated from Palawan Island in the Philippines. It is known from a single locality in Mount Victoria, in forest habitats at medium elevation. The new species is characterized by a peculiar leaf morphology, with blade up to 9 times as long as wide, by the racemose inflorescence and by the size of the petals and the number and length of the stamens. The diagnostic characters are discussed and a key is given for the species of Capparis known from the Philippines.


Keywords


Distribution, ecology, Narra Municipality, sect. Monostichocalyx, Tagbanua, taxonomy, Eudicots, Philippines

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.267.2.7

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand