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Synopsis of Storckiella Seem. (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae) with description of a new species and a new subspecies from New Caledonia

Ivan C. NIELSEN, Jean-Noël LABAT & Jérôme MUNZINGER

en Adansonia 27 (2) - Pages 217-230

Published on 30 December 2005

Notes on the morphological variation in New Caledonian Storckiella Seem. (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae) and a revision of the New Caledonian species are presented as well as a key to all four species of the genus. S. neocaledonica I.C.Nielsen, Labat & Munzinger is described as new and is characterized by having five to seven leaflets with obtuse and retuse apex, white to cream coloured petals, 10-14 stamens, and the ovary only puberulous in the proximal part and along both sutures. S. pancheri subsp. acuta I.C.Nielsen, Labat & Munzinger is described as new and is characterized by its acute-acuminate, chartaceous to rigidly chartaceous leaflets, unlike subsp. pancheri which has obtuse and retuse, coriaceous leaflets. One species, S. comptonii Baker f. is reduced to synonymy under S. pancheri Baill. subsp. pancheri.

Keywords :

Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae, Storckiella, New Caledonia, new species, new subspecies

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