Monday, August 14, 2017

[Botany • 2017] Microlicia obovatifolia & M. nortecipoana • Two New Species of Microlicia (Melastomataceae) from the Rupestrian Grasslands of Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil


 Microlicia obovatifolia R. B. Pacifico, Fidanza & Almeda

Abstract

In the course of preparing a monograph of Microlicieae (Melastomataceae) for Serra do Cipó, two new species of Microlicia were discovered that are described and illustrated here. The two proposed species, Microlicia nortecipoana and Microlicia obovatifolia, are probably endemic to this mountain range. Morphological descriptions, diagnoses, photographs and comments on their affinities are provided. Their conservation status is assessed using IUCN criteria.

Keywords: campo rupestre, Cerrado, endemism, Espinhaço Range, Eudicots



Ricardo Pacifico, Karina Fidanza and Frank Almeda. 2017. Two New Species of Microlicia (Melastomataceae) from the Rupestrian Grasslands of Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Phytotaxa.  316(1); 39–50.  DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.316.1.3


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