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A new species of Mandevilla (Apocynaceae; Apocynoideae) from Mexico

LEONARDO O. ALVARADO-CÁRDENAS, LUCIO LOZADA-PÉREZ

Abstract


We describe and illustrate a new species of Mandevilla for the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico. Mandevilla sherlockii sp. nov. can be separated from the other similar species of the genus by its subcoriaceous leaf blades and inflorescences with a conspicuously curved rachis between each flower. Including this new species, Mexico is a hotspot for the genus with a 24 species, 11 of which are endemic. We provide a distribution map, suggest a conservation status for the new species, and provide a key for the species of Mandevilla found in Mexico and Central America.


Keywords


Mesechiteae, Mexico, Oaxaca, Sherlock Holmes, Veracruz, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.319.1.5

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand