Two new species of Meriania (Melastomataceae) from eastern Ecuador

Autor(en)
Diana M. Fernández-Fernández, Lou Jost, Agnes S. Dellinger
Abstrakt

We describe two new species of Meriania (Melastomataceae), Meriania ardyae from Llanganates National Park and Meriania zunacensis from the Río Zuñac Reserve in Ecuador. Meriania ardyae is characterized by dark crimson petals, hypanthium and calyx with a dark purple coloration, young branches and internodes covered with a dense pubescence of violet-black hirsute trichomes and slightly dimorphic stamens. Meriania zunacensis is distinguished by conspicuous interpetiolar flaps, inflorescences with glomerulate flower clusters, large flowers with magenta petals, isomorphic stamens, and a fleshy, strongly curved style.

Organisation(en)
Department für Botanik und Biodiversitätsforschung
Externe Organisation(en)
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito , Fundacion EcoMinga
Journal
Phytotaxa
Band
458
Seiten
1-14
Anzahl der Seiten
14
ISSN
1179-3163
DOI
https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.458.1.1
Publikationsdatum
2020
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
106008 Botanik, 106042 Systematische Botanik, 106012 Evolutionsforschung
Schlagwörter
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/two-new-species-of-meriania-melastomataceae-from-eastern-ecuador(0ead43d7-b3d1-4ab8-9a89-13653846adb1).html