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Burke, Janelle M [1], Grant, Kirstie [2], Michelangeli, Fabian [3].

Seven new species of Miconia (Melastomataceae) from the Andes.

The eastern slopes of the Andes harbor some of the greatest amount of biodiversity, much of which remains undescribed in the scientific literature. Here, we describe seven new species from of Miconia from the Andes, encompassing the northernmost to southernmost extent of the mountain range, from Colombia to Bolivia. The new species include Miconia cernuiflora, Miconia cinabarrina, Miconia curvitheca, Miconia dimorphotheca, Miconia dulcis, Miconia farfanii, and Miconia paucartambensis. Each species is compared with other similar species from their area of occurrence. For each species, we include a conservation assessment and range map. The extent of species previously unknown to science underscores the continued need for exploration and field studies.

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1 - Howard University, 415 College St. NW, Dept. Of Biology, Washington, DC, 20059, USA
2 - Howard University, Biology, 415 College St. NW, Washington, DC, 20059, USA
3 - The New York Botanical Garden, Institute Of Systematic Botany, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10458, USA

tropical forests

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Systematics Section/ASPT Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PSY034
Abstract ID:709
Candidate for Awards:None

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