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29 December 2011 A New Species of Solanum (Solanaceae) from the Highlands of Central Brazil
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A new species of Solanum L. belonging to subgenus Leptostemonum (Dunal) Bitter section Acanthophora Dunal (Solanaceae) is described and illustrated from the Distrito Federal in central Brazil. Solanum savannarum Ribeiro-Silva & Proença is a small, spindly herb or subshrub with spiny stems and petioles, weakly lobed leaves, pentamerous or tetramerous nodding white flowers with revolute sepals and petals, green attenuate anthers, pale green fruits mottled with dark green, each with ca. 11 seeds. The species is apparently endemic to highland savanna woodlands (cerrado) in the Brazilian states of the Distrito Federal, Goiás, and western Minas Gerais.

Uma nova espécie de Solanum L., pertencente ao subgênero Leptostemonum (Dunal) Bitter seção Acanthophora Dunal (Solanaceae) é descrita e ilustrada. Solanum savannarum Ribeiro-Silva & Proença é uma pequena erva ou subarbusto com ramos e pecíolos aculeados, folhas fracamente lobadas, flores pentâmeras ou tetrâmeras, pêndulas, brancas, com sépalas e pétalas revolutas, anteras verdes, atenuadas, e frutos verde pálidos manchados de verde escuro com ca. 11 sementes. A espécie é aparentemente endêmica a cerrados de altitude do Distrito Federal, Goiás e oeste de Minas Gerais no Brasil Central.

Suelma Ribeiro-Silva and Carolyn E. B Proença "A New Species of Solanum (Solanaceae) from the Highlands of Central Brazil," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 21(4), 487-490, (29 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.3417/2010025
Published: 29 December 2011
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