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Erythroxylum sobraleanum (Erythroxylaceae): A new species from Southeastern Brazil

Maria Iracema Bezerra Loiola, Luciana Silva Cordeiro


Erythroxylum sobraleanum (Erythroxylaceae) is described and illustrated as a new species from Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil, and positioned in Erythroxylum sect. Archerythroxylum. This species grows in the Seasonal semi-deciduous montane forest, on the Serra da Mantiqueira. It is recognized by the long-triangular stipules, non-striate, membranaceous, 3-setulose, with fimbriolate to entire margin, leaves membranaceous, flowers at the apex of short shoots, and styles connate 2/3 its length in dolichostylous flowers. Affinity relationships with other species of Erythroxylum are presented and discussed.


Taxonomy, Minas Gerais, Seasonal forest, Neotropics

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