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10 August 2015 Rupestrea: A New Brazilian Genus of Melastomataceae, with Anomalous Seeds and Dry Indehiscent Fruits
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The genus Rupestrea is described to include two species previously described in Miconia. Rupestrea carvalhoana and R. johnwurdackiana are restricted to Campos Rupestres at the northern portion of the Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil. The genus can be recognized by the dry and indehiscent fruits that may be hydrochorous, and by the orthocampylotropous, monoembryonic seeds, each incompletely divided into two cavities by a septum. The genus is sister to a large clade that includes the capsular-fruited tribes Melastomeae, Microlicieae, and Rhexieae.

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Renato Goldenberg, Frank Almeda, Karla Sosa, Rafaella C. Ribeiro, and Fabián A. Michelangeli "Rupestrea: A New Brazilian Genus of Melastomataceae, with Anomalous Seeds and Dry Indehiscent Fruits," Systematic Botany 40(2), 561-571, (10 August 2015). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X688862
Published: 10 August 2015
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