Micrandra inundata (Euphorbiaceae), a New Species with Unusual Wood Anatomy from Black-water River Banks in Southern Venezuela

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Micrandra inundata is a distinctive new species adapted to seasonally flooded black-water river banks in southern Venezuela. Trees rarely exceed 10 m in height but have thick basal trunks composed of very lightweight wood. It has the smallest leaves and fruits of any known Micrandra species and appears to be most closely related to M. minor Benth. The botanical description is accompanied by habit photographs, line illustrations of morphological features, and photomicrographs and detailed descriptions of the wood anatomy.


Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1600/036364404772974040

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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