Spigelia genuflexa (Loganiaceae), a new geocarpic species from the Atlantic forest of northeastern Bahia, Brazil

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A new species of Spigelia L. (Loganiaceae), Spigelia genuflexa Popovkin & Struwe, sp. n., from the Atlantic forest of northeastern Bahia, Brazil, is described, being the first reported geocarpic species in the family. During fruit maturation, the basal infructescences bend down towards the ground, depositing the fruit on the surface (and burying it in soft… (More)
DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.6.1654

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@inproceedings{Popovkin2011SpigeliaG, title={Spigelia genuflexa (Loganiaceae), a new geocarpic species from the Atlantic forest of northeastern Bahia, Brazil}, author={Alex V. Popovkin and Katherine G. Mathews and Jos{\'e} Carlos Mendes Santos and Maria Del Carmen Bisi Molina and Lena Struwe}, booktitle={PhytoKeys}, year={2011} }