Lecomtedoxa plumosa (Sapotaceae), a new tree species from Korup National Park, Cameroon

Lecomtedoxa plumosa (Sapotaceae), a new tree species from Korup National Park, Cameroon Lecomtedoxa plumosa Burgt (Sapotaceae), a new tree species from the southern part of Korup National Park in Cameroon, is described and illustrated. The flowers show the characteristics of the genus Lecomtedoxa: for example the staminodes are free and placed alternately to the stamens and corolla lobes. The leaves of the new species are clearly different from other Lecomtedoxa spp., but they look similar to the leaves of Gluema ivorensis, especially to those of the collections from Cameroon. In total 26 trees ≥ 10 cm dbh were found. The largest trees found were 36 m high and 74 cm dbh. The trees grow in primary rain forest, in clusters of up to 10 trees on 2 ha, mixed with many other tree species. The seed dispersal is ballistic. The conservation status of the species is assessed as Endangered, EN D. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Kew Bulletin Springer Journals

Lecomtedoxa plumosa (Sapotaceae), a new tree species from Korup National Park, Cameroon

Kew Bulletin , Volume 64 (2) – Jul 18, 2009

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Subject
Life Sciences; Life Sciences, general ; Plant Ecology; Plant Sciences ; Plant Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
ISSN
0075-5974
eISSN
1874-933X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12225-009-9103-9
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Abstract

Lecomtedoxa plumosa Burgt (Sapotaceae), a new tree species from the southern part of Korup National Park in Cameroon, is described and illustrated. The flowers show the characteristics of the genus Lecomtedoxa: for example the staminodes are free and placed alternately to the stamens and corolla lobes. The leaves of the new species are clearly different from other Lecomtedoxa spp., but they look similar to the leaves of Gluema ivorensis, especially to those of the collections from Cameroon. In total 26 trees ≥ 10 cm dbh were found. The largest trees found were 36 m high and 74 cm dbh. The trees grow in primary rain forest, in clusters of up to 10 trees on 2 ha, mixed with many other tree species. The seed dispersal is ballistic. The conservation status of the species is assessed as Endangered, EN D.

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Kew BulletinSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 18, 2009

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