Antidesma jongkindii (Phyllanthaceae), a new species from Liberia


tropical Africa
Upper Guinea

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Breteler, F. (2020) “Antidesma jongkindii (Phyllanthaceae), a new species from Liberia”, Plant Ecology and Evolution, 153(2), pp. 321-324. doi: 10.5091/plecevo.2020.1665.


Background and aims – The botanical exploration of Liberia, notably by C.C.H. Jongkind, has yielded several new species. One of his recent collections proved to contain a new species of Antidesma.
Methods – Normal practices of herbarium taxonomy were applied to study the relevant herbarium material available at BR, K, and WAG. The relevant collecting data are stored at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Section Botany. Map Maker was used to produce the distribution map.
Key resultsAntidesma jongkindii Breteler is described as a new species and illustrated. Its distinction from the other three species present in Liberia is presented in a key. The species is proposed to be listed as Critically Endangered [CR B2ab (ii)] following IUCN criteria.


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