(Vol. 02, 1999-12) Heterocentron Chimalapanum (Melastomataceae): A New Species from Oaxaca, Mexico
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Heterocentron chimalapanum, an unusual species from the dense cloud scrub forest of the Chimalapa region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, is described and illustrated. Most closely related to H. elegans, H. chimalapanum differs from that species in its bright pink petals, smaller leaves, and strigose hypanthia.