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Title: Philodendron melloi (Araceae), a new species from central Amazonia, Brazil
Authors: Irume, Mariana Victoria
Soares, M. Lourdes
Mayo, Simon Joseph
Carvalho, Rangel Batista de
Zartman, Charles Eugene
Issue Date: 2017
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Phytotaxa
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 319, Número 2, Pags. 184-190
Abstract: A new species of Philodendron in central Amazonia, Manaus-AM, Brazil, is described and illustrated. Philodendron melloi belongs to the subgenus Philodendron and is possibly a representative of the section Tritomophyllum. This newly described species is similar to P. barrosoanum and P. hyleae, but differs Its preference for terrestrial habitats, persistence of the prophyll, intermediate-sized width of leaf base at the anterior division (1.5-5.6 cm), oblong sinus, floral sympodium with 1-4 inflorescences, 3-6 locules per ovary, and a large number (15-25) of ovules per locule, inserted along the entire length of the placenta.The other two species only have 5 (4-6) and 2 ovules per locule respectively. © 2017 Magnolia Press.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.319.2.7
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