Chapelieriamagna, a new species of Rubiaceae from eastern Madagascar

PhytoKeys. 2015 Jan 15:(44):89-95. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.44.8513. eCollection 2015.


A new species of Chapelieria was discovered during a recent field trip to the Masoala National Park in eastern Madagascar, and is described here as Chapelieriamagna Kainul., sp. nov. This species is readily distinguishable from previously described species of the genus by its quadrangular shoots, triangular-calyptrate stipules, sessile leaves, pubescent styles, and ridged fruits. It also differs in the larger number of ovules and the much larger size of leaves and fruits.

Keywords: Chapelieria; Madagascar; Octotropideae; Rubiaceae.