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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.270.3.6

Eugenia veraguensis (Myrtaceae), a new species from Golfo de Chiriquí in Veraguas Province, Panama, with notes on Eugenia rhombea

RODOLFO FLORES, ALICIA IBÁÑEZ, MIREYA D. A. CORREA

Abstract


Eugenia veraguensis is described as a new species of Myrtaceae from Panama. It differs from E. rhombea, the most similar taxon, by a combination of its shrubby habit, a distinctive dichotomous branching pattern with 4 to 6 leaved branchlets, chartaceous or subcoriaceous leaves and its small number of stamens. It occurs in coastal forest and scrub on islands off Pacific Western Panama. Following the inclusion of a specimen of E. veraguensis as E. rhombea in Flora Mesoamericana, we discuss the occurrence of this latter species in Panama.


Keywords


Coiba, Myrteae, Taxonomy, Eudicots

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