Octoblepharum arthrocormoides (Calymperaceae) N. Salazar Allen & B.C. Tan, sp. nov., a new species from Tropical Asia

Allen, N. Salazar; Tan, B. C.
April 2010
Botany;Apr2010, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p439
Academic Journal
A new species, Octoblepharum arthrocormoides Salazar Allen & B.C. Tan, is described from tropical Asia. In its erect, stiff and fragile leaves, the new species resembles Arthrocormus in physical appearance but differs from all other Asiatic Octoblepharum species. The new species shares features with the neotropical species, O. ampullaceum, having similar fragile leaves, but the later species has slightly thinner leaves (3–4 layers of hyalocysts above and below the chlorocysts layer) and pores of laminar hyalocists are bigger (4.88–7.32 µm), unlike the new species. Les auteurs décrivent comme espèce nouvelle de l’Asie tropicale l’Octoblepharum arthrocormoides (Calymperaceae) N. Salazar Allen & B.C. Tan, sp. nov. Par son apparence physique, aux feuilles érigées, raides et fragiles, cette nouvelle espèce ressemble aux Arthrocormus, mais diffère de toutes les autres espèces d’Octoblepharum. La nouvelle espèce partage des caractéristiques avec l’espèce néotropicale O. ampullaceum, ayant des feuilles également fragiles, mais cette dernière espèce possède des feuilles légèrement plus minces (3–4 couches d’hyalocystes au dessus et au dessous de la couche de chlorocystes) et les pores des hyalocystes laminaires sont plus gros (4.88–7.32 µm), contrairement à la nouvelle espèce.


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