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Published: 2017-03-14

A new species of Aframomum (Zingiberaceae) from D.R. Congo

Institut für Integrierte Naturwissenschaften – Biologie, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Universitätsstraße 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany.
Wildlife Conservation Society Field officer (Botany), Kampala, Uganda.
Wildlife Conservation Society Ituri Landscape, Mambasa, D.R. Congo.
Wildlife Conservation Society Albertine Rift REDD Program, Kampala, Uganda.
Wildlife Conservation Society Eastern DRC Program, Goma, D.R. Congo.
Wildlife Conservation Society Kabobo Project, Kalemie, D.R. Congo.
Wildlife Conservation Society Albertine Rift Program, Kampala, Uganda.
Aframomum ngamikkense Aframomum pseudostipulare Albertine Rift Democratic Republic of Congo DRC endemics Moncots

Abstract

Aframomum ngamikkense, a new species from the Misotshi-Kabogo Massif in the Albertine Rift, Eastern D.R. Congo, is described and illustrated. It differs from the superficially similar A. pseudostipulare in the shorter and obtuse ligules up to 5 mm long (vs. acute and up to 10 mm long), and the indistinctly 3-lobed apex of the stamen (vs. distinctly 3-lobed).