A new narrow-leaved species of Capparis (Capparaceae) from central Palawan,Philippines

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Abstract

A new species of Capparis, C. tagbanuorum, is described and illustrated from Palawan Island in the Philippines. It is knownfrom a single locality in Mount Victoria, in forest habitats at medium elevation. The new species is characterized by a peculiarleaf morphology, with blade up to 9 times as long as wide, by the racemose inflorescence and by the size of the petals andthe number and length of the stamens. The diagnostic characters are discussed and a key is given for the species of Capparisknown from the Philippines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalPhytotaxa
Volume267
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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