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Open Access A new species of Freycinetia (Pandanaceae; Freycinetoideae) from Luzon Island, the Philippines

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A new species of Freycinetia (Pandanaceae; Freycinetoideae) from Llavac, Quezon Province in Luzon Island, the Philippines, is proposed here, namely Freycinetia nonatoi. Freycinetia nonatoi is characterized by a lobed auricle of the sheath with conspicuous spines on the margins and bright yellow bracts. These three morphological features distinguish it from the nearest species, F. sumatrana. The discovery of F. nonatoi also marks the first record of a member of the section Auriculifoliae with spiny margins.

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Keywords: AURICULIFOLIAE; FREYCINETIA; LUZON; PANDANACEAE; PHILIPPINES; QUEZON

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2020

This article was made available online on August 18, 2020 as a Fast Track article with title: "A new species of Freycinetia (Pandanaceae; Freycinetoideae) from Luzon Island, the Philippines".

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