A new species and new combinations in Cryptocarya from Madagascar


en Adansonia 30 (1) - Pages 41-46

Published on 27 June 2008

A new species, Cryptocarya glabriflora, is described and illustrated. It differs from other Malagasy species of Cryptocarya in being entirely glabrous, in its coriaceous, obovate or obovate-elliptic leaves with a rounded apex and in its inflorescences being 3.5 to 9 cm long. Eight species of Ravensara, now considered a synonym of Cryptocarya, are transferred to Cryptocarya. New names are proposed for six of these eight species.

Keywords :

Lauraceae, Cryptocarya, Ravensara, Madagascar, new species, new combinations

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