Symplocos striata (Symplocaceae), una especie nueva de la vertiente caribe de Costa Rica
Keywords:Symplocaceae, Symplocos striata, Costa Rica
Symplocos striata, a new species endemic to the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica is described, illustrated and compared to its closest relative. Diagnostic characters of the new taxon include densely hir- sute apical branches, serrate leaf margins, sparsely to moderately hirsute abaxial leaf surface, conspicuously reticulate lamina, inflorescence axis short or absent, flowers with apically subulate and abaxially densely sericeous calyx lobes and big, 4-locular fruits with a conspicuously striate endocarp. Symplocos striata is close to S. povedae; differences between these two species are enumerated in a key.
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