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A new species of Protium from Guyana. Studies in Neotropical Burseraceae XXIII

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Abstract

Protium cornutum is described and illustrated. This species exemplifies the enormous number of unnamed species languishing in herbaria, as well as the shallowness of our sampling of tropical floras.

Keywords

Burseraceae Guyana Neotropics Protium taxonomy 

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Acknowledgments

I thank Bobbi Angell for her handsome illustration, Vicki Funk and Sara Alexander for interpreting the plant collection and identification data for Guyana, and Charles Zartman for information about collecting efforts in Amazonia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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