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Title: Micrandra inundata (Euphorbiaceae), a new species with unusual woodanatomy from black-water river banks in southern Venezuela

Source: Systematic botany. Vol. 29, no. 1 (2004): Pages 125-133.

Author(s)Berry, Paul E.; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.

Publication Year: 2004  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Micrandra inundata is a distinctive new species adapted to seasonally flooded black-water river banks in southern Venezuela. Trees rarely exceed 10 m in height but have thick basal trunks composed of very lightweight wood. It has the smallest leaves and fruits of any known Micrandra species and appears to be most closely related to M. minor Benth. The botanical description is accompanied by habit photographs, line illustrations of morphological features, and photomicrographs and detailed descriptions of the wood anatomy.

Keywords: Micrandra inundata, wood anatomy, Venezuela

File size: 263 kb(s)

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RITS Product ID: 13879
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Research Botanist

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