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Free Content A new species of Bocoa (Leguminosae-Swartzieae) from the Upper Essequibo region, Guyana

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A new species, Bocoa marionii, from the Upper Essequibo region, Guyana, is described and illustrated and its relationships with allied species are discussed. It is morphologically similar to B. prouacensis, from which it differs in its chartaceous leaflets, shorter inflorescences borne among leaves, longer pedicels, calyx that is strigose along the middle of the segments internally, and ovary densely yellow-sericeous. A key to the species of Bocoa is provided.

Keywords: BOCOA; GUAYANA SHIELD; GUYANA; LEGUMINOSAE-SWARTZIEAE; TAXONOMY; TROPICAL SOUTH AMERICA

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651910X499132

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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  • Blumea is an international journal on the biodiversity, evolution and biogeography of plants, including topics on systematics, floristics, phylogeny, morphology and anatomy. For floristic studies, the focus is on tropical Africa south of the Sahara, tropical Southeast Asia with a strong emphasis on Malesia, and South America with emphasis on the Guianas. Papers in Blumea are subjected to peer review and are in English. Blumea is published three times a year, comprising c. 300 pages in total.
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