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A new species of Pleroma (Melastomataceae) from Mantiqueira Range, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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  • Luciana Leitão Justino Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Campus Universitário, Rua José Lourenço Kelmer, s.n., Martelos, 36036-900 Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9652-5271
  • Paulo José Fernandes Guimarães Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Diretoria de Pesquisa Científica, Rua Pacheco Leão 915, 22460-030 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Berenice Chiavegatto Campos Centro de Ensino Superior de Juiz de Fora, Campus Arnaldo Janssen, Rua Luz Interior 345, Santa Luzia, 36030-776 Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5448-8887
  • Fátima Regina Gonçalves Salimena Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Campus Universitário, Rua José Lourenço Kelmer, s.n., Martelos, 36036-900 Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/2236-8906-76/2020

Keywords:

conservation, Melastomateae, Serra Negra, taxonomy, Tibouchina

Abstract

Pleroma eglanduliferum, Justino & P.J.F. Guim. sp. nov. a new species of Melastomataceae (Melastomateae) from the Atlantic Forest of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, is described and illustrated, with their affinities and diagnostic characters discussed. Pleroma eglanduliferum is closely related to P. heteromallum (D. Don) D. Don and P. tedescoi Meirelles, L. Kollmann & R. Goldenb.) P.J.F . Guim. & Michelang. by plant architecture, with quadrangular branches and similar leaf in shape and indument. However, they can be distinguished by the variation in the stamens morphology and sizes of bracteoles. Pleroma eglanduliferum must be included in Critically Endangered category, since it is known only from one population, in a restricted area.

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Posted

07/19/2021

Section

Biological Sciences