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Elaeocarpus tremulus Tirel & McPherson, nouvelle espèce d'Elaeocarpaceae de Nouvelle-Calédonie

Christiane TIREL & Gordon McPHERSON

fr Adansonia 28 (1) - Pages 137-141

Published on 30 June 2006

Elaeocarpus tremulus Tirel & McPherson, a new species of Elaeocarpaceae from New Caledonia

A new species of Elaeocarpus L., E. tremulus Tirel & McPherson, endemic to New Caledonia, growing on ultramafic soil, is described and illustrated. Morphological characters as shape and size of the leaf, number of stamens, are given for the distinction with New Caledonian species of the same group characterized by the little flowers (2-5 mm) with poorly lobed/toothed petals, bilocular ovary containing two collateral ovules in each loculus and by the embryo with narrow and curved cotyledons.

Keywords :

Elaeocarpaceae, Elaeocarpus, New Caledonia, ultamafic soil, endemic, new species

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