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Open Access Revision of Ochrosia (Apocynaceae) in Malesia

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The genus Ochrosia Juss. is revised in the Malesian region. Thirteen species are recognized as Ochrosia, including one new species, O. basistamina. Seven species previously placed in Neisosperma Raf. are now included in Ochrosia.

The names Ochrosia section Echinocaryon F. Muell. and Ochrosia section Ochrosia are applied for the fibrous-fruited species and cavity-fruited species of Ochrosia, respectively. Neisosperma Raf. is reduced to Ochrosia section Echinocaryon F. Muell.

Separate keys are given for the species of both sections.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2004

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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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