Tahina J. Dransf. & Rakotoarinivo, gender. November. Arecaceae family is a new kind of northwestern Madagascar, with one species Tahina spectabilis.
On December 5, 2006, Bruno Leroy, resident and avid Madagascar palm, has posted a picture of an unidentified palm on www.palms.org the International Palm Society.
Tahina spectabilis palm is a 4.10 m high. Stem bulbous at the base, 50 cm in diameter, internoduri of 8-10 cm, nodes 1.5-3.5 cm. Marcescente Leaves on young specimens, cost-Palm, 12-18 on an adult crown, 80-100 x 52-58 cm, margins fibrous stalks 3,50-3,80 m long, deeply grooved, smooth edges, 10-12 cm diameter, Coast approx. 1.60 m long, lamina 3,80-4,10 m in diameter, divided in sections 110-122, tomentos fluffy white apical bifida. Blossom terminal, composed, 4 m long, 21-order arms above 2.50 m long, tubular bractei, 9-25 cm long. Fruit ellipsoidal toto obovoid, 25-30 x 20-22 mm, perianth persistent, green-yellow at maturity, 3-3.5 cm long, 2,3-2,7 cm wide. Seeds global 18-2,2 cm long, 1.4-1.8 cm wide.
Spectabilis was found only in Tahnia town Analalava, in northwestern island of Madagascar, where annual rainfall is estimated at 1600 mm, the local climate is dry and warm. The vegetation is dominated by species xerophytes and succulent, and Euphorbia, Aloe and Kalanchoe. It is a species sensitive to temperature variations, from June to September temperatures do not exceed 25 ° C and minimum 19 ° C, even a shift from temperatures of 25 ° C to 19 ° C too sharp may be critical and may inhibit colonization new areas.
Source The Linnean Society of London, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2008, 156, 79-91
Four new species of Maranta L. Marantaceae in Brazil
A new species of Lathyrus L. in Turkey
New species from Brazil Swartz - Swartz trimorphica Mansano & AL Souza
Shaft, 6 m high, branches hairy. Stipele 1.5-2 x 1-1.2 mm, triangulation, passwords, decidue. Imparipenat-compound leaves, folio 9, petiole about 2.4 cm long, hairy-tomentoase, talkative leaf 7.5-8.3 x 2.9-3.6 cm, elliptic, oval-oblong, glabru few hairy face and inside the main rib, the acute - cuneata, apex caudate
Belamcanda chinensis - perennial species, native to eastern Asia, cultivated as ornamental species for borders or rock garden.
Palm mono, with one strain. Trunk erect, gray, 20 m high and 50 cm in diameter. Paripenat-leaves are compound, folio 200-250 pairs of linear-lanceolata. 4,5-5,5 m long Frondele and stalks are covered quarter length. Foliolele have 1,5-5 cm wide. Ribbed rachides may be green or bronze.
Strelitzia reginae - Bird of Paradise
Dracaena marginata Lemarck
Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel.