A new species of Mucuna Adans. (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae) from southeastern Brazil, with a key to Brazilian species

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Abstract:

A new species, Mucuna japira A. M. G. Azevedo, Agostini & Sazima, is described from Brazil. It has features similar to M. sloanei Fawc. & Rendle, but has pseudo-racemose inflorescences and the standard petal measures ¾ of the length of the keel, whereas M. sloanei has umbellate inflorescences and the standard petal measures ½ of the length of the keel. This new species is restricted to the Atlantic forest of coastal São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil. A key to Brazilian species is provided.

Keywords: ATLANTIC FOREST; LEGUMINOSAE; MUCUNA; NEW SPECIES; SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biologia, Caixa Postal 6109, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-970 - Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

Publication date: May 1, 2005

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