A new Sterculia L. (Sterculiaceae) for Amazonia

José Augusto Coelho da SILVA Marlene Freitas da SILVA About the authors

Discovered in the Reserva A. Ducke, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Sterculia duckei Taylor ex J. A. C. Silva et Μ. F. Silva, nov. sp., shows an affinity with S. pruriens differing from it by presenting stellate hairs and glands, scattered on its flowers from the apex down to the base of the calyx, lacking glandular hairs, and is recorded in the states of Amazonas and Pará. This species is described and illustrated.

Sterculia; Sterculiaceae; Taxonomy; Reserva Florestal A. Ducke

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