Vol. 77 No. 2 (2022)
Articles

Lychnophora pseudovillosissima (Asteraceae: Vernonieae: Lychnophorinae), a new species restricted to Minas Gerais, Brazil

Guilherme Medeiros Antar
Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo, Departamento Ciências Agrárias e Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Rodovia BR-101 Norte, Km 60, Litorâneo, 29934-900, São Mateus, Espírito Santo
Marcelo Monge
Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia Vegetal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Rua Ceará s.n., Uberlândia, 34400-902
Jimi Naoki Nakajima
Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia Vegetal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Rua Ceará s.n., Uberlândia, 34400-902
Benoit Loeuille
The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE
Published December 15, 2022
Keywords
  • campo rupestre,
  • Compositae,
  • Lychnophorinae,
  • Neotropical Flora,
  • Taxonomy,
  • Espinhaço Range
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How to Cite
Antar, G. M., Monge, M., Nakajima, J. N., & Loeuille, B. (2022). Lychnophora pseudovillosissima (Asteraceae: Vernonieae: Lychnophorinae), a new species restricted to Minas Gerais, Brazil. Webbia, 77(2), 257-266. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-13250

Abstract

Lychnophora pseudovillosissima, a new species from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is here described and illustrated. The new species is unique because of the combination of petiolate linear leaves with revolute margins, reticulodromous venation, and 3–5 florets per capitulum. The new species is compared to a morphologically similar species, L. villosissima, resembling in habit, leaves, venation, and number of florets per capitulum, but differing by the shape and size of the leaf and petiole. Both species may occur sympatrically, but are uniform in their morphology with diagnostic features that differentiate them. Accompanying the description and the illustration, we provide a photographic plate, a first assessment of the species’ conservation status, as well as comments on the geographic distribution, ecology, and identification of the new species.

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