Willdenowia 37 – Article37120

Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
ISSN 0511-9618
© 2007 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Bécquer Granados, E. R. 2007: Tetrazygia decorticans (Miconieae, Melastomataceae), a new species from Cuba .
Willdenowia 37: 313-317.

Tetrazygia decorticans from central Cuba, a species new to science, is described and illustrated. Its position in Tetrazygia is discussed. The species is easily distinguished from other Cuban melastomes by its reddish bark that peels off in long laminar shreds.

Key words
Vascular plants, melastomes, taxonomy, Antilles, Guamuhaya massif.

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