A New Species of Paspalum (Poaceae, Paniceae) from Central Brazil

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a new species in sect. from cerrado areas of central Brazil, is described and illustrated. It is most similar to , from which it differs by having solitary, longer spikelets with the upper glume and the lower lemma glabrous. It differs also from and by having a narrower rachis. A key to the species of sect. is provided.

Paspalum vallsii, uma nova espécie de Paspalum sect. Pectinata da região do cerrado do Brasil central, é descrita e ilustrada. A espécie é relacionada a P. reticulinerve, da qual difere pelas espiguetas mais longas e solitárias e pela gluma superior e lema inferior glabros. Difere de P. imbricatum e P. aspidiotes pela raquis mais estreita. É fornecida uma chave para todas as espécies de Paspalum sect. Pectinata.

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1600/0363644054782288

Publication date: July 1, 2005

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