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Myrciophyllum tucumanensis

Magnoliopsida - Myrtales - Myrtaceae

Discussion

Taxonomic affinities: Myrcia obovata

Taxonomy
Myrciophyllum tucumanensis was named by Anzótegui (2002). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is CTES-PB 10707 a y b, a leaf, and it is a compression preserving soft parts.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Myrciophyllum tucumanensis Anzótegui

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
phylumSpermatophyta
classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
EudicotDoyle and Hotton 1991
RankNameAuthor
orderMyrtalesJussieu 1820
familyMyrtaceaede Jussieu 1789
genusMyrciophyllumEngelhardt
speciestucumanensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
L. M. Anzótegui 2002Leaves simple, obovate, small to medium; apex acuminate, emarginate or rounded, base cuneate, petiolate. Margin entire. Venation pinnate, brochidodromous. Five to seven pairs of secondary veins opposite to subopposite, divergence angle moderaly acute to wide. intersecondary veins simple or compoud with admedial branching, emerging from the archs of secondary veins at under similar angles of secondaries. Tertiary veins with admedial branching, emerging from intersecondary or secondary veins at angles that range from acute to obtuse. Marginal ultimate venation with two or three rows of large areoles on apical region, one row of areoles near the base.