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22 September 2015 Paspalum minutispiculatum (Poaceae, Panicoideae): A New Annual Species from Central Brazil
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Paspalum (Poaceae, Panicoideae) is a large genus comprising approximately 330 species, of which 210 are cited for Brazil. Paspalum minutispiculatum is similar to other related species of the informal “Humboldtiana” group, but this new species is annual and lacks rhizomes. This work establishes the distinction between this new species and related ones from this group, and contributes to a better characterization of the little known P. bicilium. Micromorphological characters of the upper anthecium and anatomical characters of the root, culm, and leaf of both species were analyzed. The new species appears to be endemic to the Federal District. It grows along trails in gallery forest, which is a rare habitat for this genus. The present work includes a key for species of the “Humboldtiana” group.

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Priscila A. Reis, André Luiz Henrique da Silva, Anádria Stephanie da Silva, José Francisco M. Valls, Sueli Maria Gomes, and Regina Célia de Oliveira "Paspalum minutispiculatum (Poaceae, Panicoideae): A New Annual Species from Central Brazil," Systematic Botany 40(3), 746-754, (22 September 2015).
Published: 22 September 2015

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