Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New coffee family species (Sommera cusocoana) from north-western Honduras

TCD botanists Daniel Kelly and Anke Dietzch have discovered and name new coffee family species (Sommera cusocoana) from north-western Honduras. It is considered to be critically endangered.  As shown in the image it has been described as a gorgeous tree with cherry-like fruits  about 10 metres (33 ft) high and covered with cream-colored flowers.

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Full details:
Lorence DH, Dietzsch AC, Kelly DL (2015) Sommera cusucoana, a new species of Rubiaceaefrom Honduras. PhytoKeys 57: 1-9. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.57.5339

Trevor Hodkinson

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