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Rhaphiostylis minima Jongkind (Icacinaceae), a new liana species from Ivory Coast & Liberia

Carel C.H. JONGKIND

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2015 - Pages 1-8 (EJT-138)

Published on 22 September 2015

A new species of Rhaphiostylis, R. minima sp. nov. from Liberia and Ivory Coast, is described and illustrated here. It is characterised by its comparatively small size, an ovate to lanceolate leaf blade with long drip tip and a partly glabrous ovary that is in shape in between those of R. elegans Engl. and R. preussii Engl. Rhaphiostylis elegans is lectotypified and illustrated here.

Keywords :

Rhaphiostylis, tropical forest, taxonomy, conservation.

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