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New and Noteworthy Malesian Myrsinaceae II. Emblemantha, a New Genus from Sumatra

Benjamin C. Stone
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Vol. 140, No. 2 (1988), pp. 275-280
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4064944
Page Count: 6
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New and Noteworthy Malesian Myrsinaceae II. Emblemantha, a New Genus from Sumatra
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Abstract

Emblemantha B. C. Stone, a new genus of Myrsinaceae, related to Labisia Lindl. is described from a recent Sumatran collection by J. Bogner. Living plants are in cultivation in the Botanic Garden, Munich. The plants are small undershrubs with vividly colored leaves with magenta veins and bright green interveins on the upper surfaces, and grayish-green undersurfaces. The genus is characterized by the urnulate corolla with the lobes fused almost entirely except for the minute terminal dentiform lobules; the few uniseriate ovules of the placenta; the minute cupreous stellate-lepidote indument; and the shortly exserted style. The characteristic involute petal margins, clasping the stamens, present in Labisia, are lacking. The sole species known so far, described as new herein, is endemic to rainforest in the lowlands of Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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