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Henrik Balslev

Socratea karstenii F.W. Stauffer & Balslev (Arecaceae), a new species from Venezuela

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  • Fred W. Stauffer, Laboratoire Universitaire de Systématique Végétale et Biodiversité
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  • Henrik Balslev

Socratea karstenii F. W. Stauffer & Balslev (Arecaceae), a new species described from Venezuela, is a morphological well delimited, geographically isolated, and ecologically distinct canopy palm, distributed in the cloud forest of the Coastal Cordillera and the east Andean Cordillera in Venezuela. This paper traces its tortuous taxonomie and nomenclatural history, and discusses its relationship to other species of Socratea H. Karst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-291
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • ARECACEAE, Neotropics, Socratea, Taxonomy, Venezuela

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