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Sloanea esmeraldana Pal-Duque, sp nov Elaeocarpaceae del Choco Colombia

Sloanea esmeraldana Pal-Duque, sp nov Elaeocarpaceae del Choco Colombia

Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 64(1): 103-105

Sloanea esmeraldana (Elaeocarpaceae) from the central Choco (Colombia) rainforest is described here. The new species is included in section Brevispicae, where it is to be characterized by its ovoid capsules 2.65-2.9 cm in length, 1.4-1.75 cm in diameter, its straight, irritant, purple to blackish spines 3-5 mm in length, and its mumerous seeds, (2.5)3.5(4) mm in length, 1.5-2.5 mm in diameter.

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