A1 Journal article – refereed
Adelobotrys tessmannii (Merianieae, Melastomataceae) and allies: a refined circumscription and description of two new Amazonian species with notes on their ecology

List of Authors: Leif Schulman, Kalle Ruokolainen
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Phytotaxa
Journal acronym: Phytotaxa
Volume number: 234
Issue number: 2
Number of pages: 20
ISSN: 1179-3155
eISSN: 1179-3163


Adelobotrys tessmannii is re-circumscribed and a lectotype is designated. Two new species, A. latifolius and A. microcarpus, are described, and all three species are illustrated. They have a Western Amazonian, broadly sympatric distribution, which is depicted. Field surveys and chemical soil analyses presented show that A. latifolius prefers more fertile soils than A. microcarpus ̧ while A. tessmannii does not differ from the other species in this respect.

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