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RHODODENDRON STANLEYI S.JAMES & ARGENT: A NEW RHODODENDRON SPECIES (ERICACEAE, SUBGENUS VIREYA) FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • S. A. James (a1) and G. Argent (a2)
Abstract

Rhododendron stanleyi S.James & Argent is described as a new species from Mount Yule, Central Province, Papua New Guinea. Its morphological position in the subgenus is discussed and the differences given from the most closely similar species. A note on the habitat and conservation assessment is also provided.

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Author for correspondence. E-mail: g.argent@rbge.org.uk
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Edinburgh Journal of Botany
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