Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1-2015

Journal or Book Title

Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature

Volume

23

Issue

4

First Page

447

Last Page

451

DOI

10.3417/2007140

Abstract

Gossypium anapoides J. M. Stewart, Craven, Brubaker & Wendel (Malvaceae), a new species ofGossypium L. endemic to the north Kimberley region of Western Australia, is described. The species is erect, with multiple, unbranched stems arising from the crown of a woody lignotuber. This trait, along with the presence of an elaiosome on each seed and the results of molecular analyses, places it with the species of Gossypium sect. Grandicalyx (Fryxell) Fryxell and makes it phylogenetically sister to the geographically disjunct species G. cunninghamii Tod. The species is named for the unique raised venation on the adaxial leaf surface that imparts the appearance of an abaxial surface.

Comments

This article is from Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 23 (2015): 447, doi:10.3417/2007140. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Language

en

File Format

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