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Callianthe montana, a new combination for Abutilon montanum (Malvaceae, Malvoideae), a rediscovered species endemic to the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Cátia Takeuchi, Aliya A. Donnell, Aluisio José Fernandes Júnior


Since its description in 1827, Abutilon montanum was previously known exclusively from the type collection. Its rediscovery is reported here 180 years after its description in Serra Negra, Minas Gerais. An expanded species description, unpublished illustrations, comments about the distribution and commentaries on IUCN conservation status of this species are presented. The new combination Callianthe montana is also proposed here.


taxonomy, rain forest, Serra Negra

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