A new species of Argostemmateae, Mycetia dagohoyana, thriving in the moist humus soils in open areas of Agusan del Norte, Philippines, is described and illustrated. This new species resembles M. javanica but is distinct by its densely strigose leaf blades, 9−11 mm stipules that are attenuate at apex and glabrous adaxially, subsessile inflorescences in congested thyrse, 2−3 mm calyces that are cupuliform and puberulous, shorter (1–2 mm) and puberulous corolla lobes, and smaller (5−6 mm in diam.) and sparsely hirsute fruits.
Keywords: Argostemmateae, Mycetia, Philippines, Rubiaceae, Eudicots
|FIGURE 1. Mycetia dagohoyana. A. Fruiting branch. B. Inflorescence. C. Flowers. D. Calyx and corolla. E. Fruits. |
Photos taken by D. Tandang.
Etymology:— Mycetia dagohoyana is named in honor of the 96th Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST), Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P.
Ulpiano P. dela Bajan, Jr., Jorge Anton D. Ordas, Danilo N. Tandang and Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro. 2017. Mycetia dagohoyana: A New Species of Argostemmateae (Rubiaceae) from Agusan del Norte, Philippines. Phytotaxa. 292(1); 91–96. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.292.1.10
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