A new pachycaul species Tapeinosperma alatum D.E. Holland & P.F. Stevens (Myrsinaceae) is described from South Central Ceram. It is characterized by its huge leaves, over 1 m long, and congested, almost Gunnera-like. inflorescence. The distinctive distribution of the Papuasian pachycaul species of Tapeinosperma is briefly compared with that of a number of other unrelated taxa.
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
Holland, Diane and Stevens, P.F., "Tapeinosperma alatum (Myrsinaceae): a remarkable new species from Ceram" (1998). Biology Department Faculty Works. 153.
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