, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 217–227 | Cite as

A new species of Henriettea (Melastomataceae) from the Sierra de Baoruco, the Dominican Republic

  • Walter S. Judd
  • James D. SkeanJr.
  • Darin S. Penneys
  • Fabian A. Michelangeli


Henriettea uniflora, which is known only from a diverse moist montane forest in the vicinity of Loma Trocha de Pey (or “Monteada Nueva”), Loma Pie de Palo, and Loma Remigio, the easternmost peaks of the Sierra de Baoruco, is described and illustrated. It is compared to species of the Henriettea squamulosa complex, especially H. squamulosa and H. ciliata. The species of this complex are characterized by an indumentum of ferruginous, stellate-lepidote hairs.

Key Words

Melastomataceae Henriettea Dominican Republic Hispaniola Sierra de Baoruco megastyloids 



We thank Norris Williams, Keeper (FLAS), and Kent Perkins, Collection Manager, for assistance in processing specimen loans. We are indebted to the curators of JBSD, S, and NY for their loans of herbarium material. Special thanks are given to Milcíades Mejía, Francisco Jiménez, Brígido Peguero, Teodoro Clase, and other herbarium personnel at the Jardín Botánico Nacional, Santo Domingo (JBSD) for their support of fieldwork in the Dominican Republic. We also thank J. Richard Abbott and Reuben E. Judd for their valuable assistance in the field. We thank Frances Combs for her beautiful illustration (Fig. 1), and Tom Zanoni and Carmen Ulloa for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this paper. This research was supported by NSF Grant DEB-0515636.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter S. Judd
    • 1
  • James D. SkeanJr.
    • 2
  • Darin S. Penneys
    • 1
  • Fabian A. Michelangeli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyAlbion CollegeAlbionUSA
  3. 3.The New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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