Description of 11 new Astiella (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae) species endemic to Madagascar

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Description of 11 new Astiella (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae) species endemic to Madagascar

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: Description of 11 new Astiella (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae) species endemic to Madagascar
Author: Groeninckx, I.Janssens, S.Smets, E.F.Verstraete, B.
Journal Title: European Journal of Taxonomy
Volume: 312
Start Page: 1
End Page: 40
Pages: 40
Publisher: MUSEUM NATL HISTOIRE NATURELLE
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Astiella
endemism
Madagascar
Rubiaceae
Spermacoceae s. lat.
Abstract: Astiella is an herbaceous genus endemic to Madagascar, originally described with a single species A. delicatula Jovet. Molecular and morphological evidence place it in the tribe Spermacoceae s. lat. of Rubiaceae. During herbarium studies and fieldwork in Madagascar, 11 new Astiella species were identified and these are described here: A. antongilensis Groeninckx sp. nov., A. antsalovansis Groeninckx sp. nov., A. confusa Groeninckx sp. nov., A. deblockiae Groeninckx sp. nov., A. desseinii Groeninckx sp. nov., A. homolleae Groeninckx sp. nov., A. latifolia Groeninckx sp. nov., A. longifimbria Groeninckx sp. nov., A. perrieri Groeninckx sp. nov., A. pulla Groeninckx sp. nov., and A. tsaratanensis Groeninckx sp. nov. The genus Astiella now holds 12 species in total that are all endemic to Madagascar.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/71608
 

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