A new species of Freycinetia (Pandanaceae; Freycinetoideae) from Llavac, Quezon Province in Luzon Island, the Philippines, is proposed here, namely Freycinetia nonatoi. Freycinetia nonatoi is characterized by a lobed auricle of the sheath with conspicuous spines on the margins and bright yellow bracts. These three morphological features distinguish it from the nearest species, F. sumatrana. The discovery of F. nonatoi also marks the first record of a member of the section Auriculifoliae with spiny margins.

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doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2020.65.02.02
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Keim, A.P., & Tan, C.C. (2020). A new species of Freycinetia (Pandanaceae; Freycinetoideae) from Luzon Island, the Philippines. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 65(2), 102–103. doi:10.3767/blumea.2020.65.02.02