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A New Species of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) from Chapada dos Veadeiros (Central Brazil)

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Abstract:

A new species, , from the Brazilian savanna (Cerrado) is described and illustrated. This species was found growing at the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, and is distinguished from the other species in the genus by the presence of several rudimentary (or dormant) floral buds, sessile glands in the peduncle, and highly congested inflorescence. is here considered a member of section and is morphologically similar to and A key of the species inhabiting the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is provided.

Portuguese
Uma nova espécie, Utricularia densiflora do Cerrado brasileiro é descrita e ilustrada. Essa espécie foi encontrada no Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Distingue-se das demais espécies do gênero pela presença de muitos botões florais rudimentares (ou dormentes), glândulas sésseis no pedúnculo e inflorescência altamente congesta. Utricularia densiflora é aqui considerada membro da seção Oligocista e morfologicamente semelhante à U. erectiflora e U. meyeri. É disponibilizada uma chave de identificação das espécies ocorrentes no Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

Keywords: AQUATIC PLANT; BRAZIL; CERRADO; CHAPADA DOS VEADEIROS; NEW SPECIES; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1600/036364411X569642

Publication date: 2011-04-01

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