New species of Clusiaceae from Central America with notes on Clusia and synonymy in the tribe Clusieae.

Author(s): 
Hammel, B.E.
Year: 
1986
Journal: 
Selbyana
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
1
Page Range: 
112–120
Keywords: 
Clusiaceae, La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, pollen, taxonomy
Abstract: 
Two new species of Clusiaceae, Clusia cylindrica Hammel and Tovomitopsis silvicola Hammel, are described. Among Central American species of Clusia three main groups can be distinguished on the basis of leaf, floral, and pollen morphology. Each group is here characterized and a list of species included in each is provided along with a key to the species in the Clusia minor group. To clarify the circumscriptions of a number of species for the floras of La Selva and Nicaragua, taxonomic synonyms concerning species of Clusia, Havetiopsis, Tovomita, and Tovomitopsisare discussed.