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Published: 2024-02-01
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Pinanga curioi, a new mottled-leaved Pinanga (Arecaceae) from Panay Island, Philippines

Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines
Philippine National Herbarium, Botany Division, National Museum of the Philippines, P. Burgos St., Manila 1000, Philippines, Anatomy and Forest Botany Section - Material Science Division, Department of Science and Technology - Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Narra Rd., Forestry Campus, College, Los Baños, 4031 Laguna, Philippines
Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines, Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines - Los Baños, College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines, Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines - Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Palmae Panay Pinanga mottled-leaved Monocots


A new mottled-leaved species of Pinanga, P. curioi, is described from Panay Island, Philippines. This species exhibits an admixture of morphological traits of the Maculata group, but can be circumscribed with the following combination of characters: abaxially subglaucescent subfalcate-sigmoid middle leaflets with an inconspicuously narrowed base and non-pendulous shallow apical incisions, 3–5 greenish to orangish yellow rachillae, each bearing large obovoid-ellipsoid fruits which are only distally or partially spirally-arranged, and an elongate embryo. Relevant morphological and ecological notes and an updated key for the Maculata group are also included. P. curioi is endemic to Panay Island and exhibits the least mottling in the group when fully matured. It is hereby assessed as Endangered following the IUCN guidelines.


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