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Phytotaxa 236 (2): 161–172 (27 November 2015)
Cyathus lignilantanae sp. nov., a new species of bird’s nest fungi (Basidiomycota) from Cape Verde Archipelago
María P. Martín, Rhudson H. S. F. Cruz, MARGARITA DUEÑAS, IURI G. BASEIA & M. Teresa Telleria

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The first anniversary of Phytotaxa in the International Year of Biodiversity | A new international journal for rapid publication of botanical taxonomy | Phytotaxa 100: The rise of a major journal in systematic and taxonomic botany | The making of World's largest journal in systematic botany


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Syngonanthus restingensis (Eriocaulaceae): A remarkable new species endemic to Brazilian coastal shrublands



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