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Brittonia

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 246–252 | Cite as

Acer binzayedii (Sapindaceae), a new maple species from Mexico

  • Yalma L. Vargas-Rodriguez
  • Lowell E. Urbatsch
  • Vesna Karaman-Castro
  • Blanca L. Figueroa-Rangel
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Abstract

Acer binzayedii, a new species of Sapindaceae from cloud and high elevation forests in Jalisco State, Mexico, is described and illustrated. Acer binzayedii is characterized by deeply sagittate anther bases bearing scattered trichomes, the wing sulcus covering more than half of the nutlet, sparsely distributed coalescent and anastomose veins of the wings with reticulate veinlets sometimes present, trichomes on the abaxial leaf surfaces with short nodulations of reduced prominence, conical buds, and grey bark with long vertical ridges. The new species is compared to putative relatives A. skutchii, A. floridanum, A. saccharum, A. grandidentatum, and A. nigrum.

Keywords

Acer saccharum Acer skutchii North America sugar maple 

Resumen

Acer binzayedii, especie nueva de Sapindaceae de los bosques nubosos en elevaciones altas en el estado de Jalisco, México, se describe e ilustra. Acer binzayedii se caracteriza por la antera pronunciadamente sagitada en la base con tricomas esparcidos, el surco del ala cubre más de la mitad del fruto, las venas coalescentes y anastomosas del ala están espaciadamente distribuídas con venas secundarias reticuladas algunas veces presentes, los tricomas en el lado abaxial de la hoja con nódulos cortos de prominencia reducida, yemas cónicas, corteza gris con costillas largas verticales. La especie nueva se compara con los parientes más cercanos A. skutchii, A. floridanum, A. saccharum, A. grandidentatum, y A. nigrum.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund provided financial support. Collection permits were granted by SEMARNAT, Mexico. The curators of all cited herbaria are thanked for making specimens available. Two anonymous reviewers provided valuable comments on the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yalma L. Vargas-Rodriguez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lowell E. Urbatsch
    • 1
  • Vesna Karaman-Castro
    • 1
  • Blanca L. Figueroa-Rangel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.National Council of Science and TechnologyCiudad de MéxicoMéxico
  3. 3.Department of Ecology and Natural Resources, Centro Universitario de la Costa SurUniversidad de GuadalajaraAutlán de NavarroMéxico

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