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Ancistrocladus korupensis (Ancistrocladaceae): A New Species of Liana from Cameroon
Duncan W. Thomas and Roy E. Gereau
Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter, 1993), pp. 494-498
Published by: Missouri Botanical Garden Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3391401
Page Count: 5
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Ancistrocladus korupensis, a species here described from the Southwest Province of Cameroon and adjacent Nigeria, is distinguished within the genus by sessile leaves, short petals, and longwinged fruits. The new species was investigated after michellamine B, a unique naphthyl isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from a sterile Ancistrocladus leaf collection, showed in vitro activity against HIV-1 and HIV-2. Subsequent collections showed that the liana was undescribed and apparently narrowly endemic to the Korup area.
Novon © 1993 Missouri Botanical Garden Press