Two New Species of Marcetia (Melastomataceae) from the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil

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Two new species of Marcetia ( Marcetia paganuccii and M. cardosoana ) are described and compared with their closely related species. The two new species were found exclusively in mountainous areas of the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. Illustrations, distribution maps, conservation status and SEM photographs of leaves and seeds for both species are provided.

Keywords: Campo rupestre; Melastomeae; endemism; taxonomy

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2013

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