Global Advanced Research Journal of Plant Science (GARJPS)
February 2016 Vol. 2(1): pp. 011-015
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Hamelia veracruzana (Rubiaceae), a new species of central Veracruz, Mexico

Gonzalo Castillo-Campos1*, Raúl Acevedo Rosas2, María Elena Medina Abreo1


1Red de Biodiversidad y Sistemática, Inst. de Ecología, A.C, Carretera Antigua a Coatepec, No. 351. El Haya, 91070, Xalapa, Veracruz, México.2 Departamento de Geografía, Universidad de Guadalajara, Av. Maestros y M. Bárcena 44260, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

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Accepted 25 January, 2016



Hamelia veracruzana is described and illustrated as a new species of the genus Hamelia. This species grows in the region of Atoyac, central Veracruz, Mexico. This species shares similar traits with Hamelia xorullensis and H. calycosa of section Amphituba; however, it differs in the position, size and shape of leaves and stipules.

Keywords:  Rubiaceae, Hamelia veracruzana, Mexico.


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