Salazar, Jackeline , Barros, Fabio de .
Cinnamodendron brasiliense J. Salazar & F. Barros (Canellaceae), a new species from Brazil.
A new species of the genus Cinnamodendron (Canellaceae) is described and illustrated as Cinnamodendron brasiliense J. Salazar & F. Barros. This species is a shrub or treelet (up to 3 m) with1 or 2 flowers per inflorescence, and a fruit up to 2 cm long and obovoid. C. brasiliense is similar to C. occhionii F. Barros & J. Salazar, but this second speciesis a tree (8-20 m tall), with up to 4 or 5 flowers per inflorescence, and the fruits are smaller (up to 1.5 cm long) and globose. C.brasiliense is known from areas of Atlantic Forest in the State of SÃ£o Paulo (Southeastern Brazil), in coastal areas at sea level, growing in wetlands of the Picinguaba River and associated to mangroves. The specific epithet refers to the country where the species was found, Brazil.
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1 - Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Escuela de Biología, Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo, DN, República Dominicana
2 - Instituto de Botânica, Núcleo de Pesquisa Orquidário do Estado, Caixa Postal 3005, São Paulo, SP, 01061-970, Brazil
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Location: Khorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM