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Myrcia lucasae (Myrtaceae), a new species from the campo rupestre of Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

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Pereira Almeida, Roberto Baptista [1] ; Antar, Guilherme Medeiros [1] ; Vasconcelos, Thais [1] ; Santos, Leidiana L. [2] ; Amorim, Bruno S. [3, 4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, Rua Matao 277, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rural Pernambuco, Programa Posgrad Bot, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros S-N, BR-52171900 Recife, PE - Brazil
[3] Univ Estado Amazonas, Posgrad Biotecnol & Recursos Nat PPGMBT, Av Carvalho Leal 1777, BR-69058807 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[4] MUSA, Museu Amazonia, Av Margarita S-N, BR-69099415 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYTOTAXA; v. 435, n. 3, p. 227-234, MAR 11 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Myrcia lucasae (Myrcia sect. Gomidesia, Myrtaceae), a new species from the Bahia state, Brazil, is here described and illustrated. It differs from M. lughadhae, a closely related and sympatric species, by the strigose indumentum with ferruginous trichomes and the absence of ribs on fruits. It is also different and from M. virgata (Myrcia sect. Myrcia), by presenting thecae with irregular dorsal openings (characteristics of Myrcia sect. Gomidesia). Collections of M. lucasae have been constantly misidentified as the morphologically similar M. virgata, a species from a different section, which does not occur in the state of Bahia. Myrcia lucasae is endemic to the highly diverse campo rupestre vegetation of the Chapada Diamantina biogeographic province. We also provide preliminary conservation assessment, comments on distribution and ecological aspects of this new taxon. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/02191-1 - Diversification and conservation of the Espinhaço Mountain Range flora: building up a mega-diverse flora through a mosaic of evolutionary histories
Grantee:Thais Nogales da Costa Vasconcelos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate