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Mapania multiflora, a distinctive new species of Cyperaceae (Mapanioideae) from Borneo

Shabdin, Z., Culham, A., Simpson, D. A. and Meekiong, K. (2013) Mapania multiflora, a distinctive new species of Cyperaceae (Mapanioideae) from Borneo. Kew Bulletin, 68 (4). pp. 673-678. ISSN 0075-5974

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s12225-013-9474-9

Abstract/Summary

Mapania multiflora is described and illustrated. It is vegetatively similar to taxa with broad leaves and pseudopetioles, such as M. cuspidata. However, it is reproductively similar to sect. Thoractostachyum with a paniculate inflorescence and furrowed fruit. The DNA is similar to M. bancana in sect. Thoractostachyum, in the three sampled cpDNA regions: atpH-F, trnL-F and psbA-trnH. However, it is identical to none of these due to its unique combination of vegetative, reproductive and molecular characteristics.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Walker Institute
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Central Services > Academic and Governance Services > University Museums and Special Collections
ID Code:35472
Uncontrolled Keywords:RNG, University of Reading Herbarium, Cyperaceae, Taxonomy, Systematics
Publisher:Springer

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