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15 December 2015 Microlicia cogniauxiana and Microlicia naudiniana (Melastomataceae), Two New Species from the Espinhaço Range, Brazil
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Two new species of Microlicia (Melastomataceae) endemic to campos rupestres from the Espinhaço mountain range in Minas Gerais, Brazil, are described and illustrated, and a discussion on leaf anatomy is also provided. Microlicia cogniauxiana is similar to M. graveolens, M. passerina, and M. tomentella by having an indumentum of stalked glands, pink to pink-magenta petals, and dimorphic stamens with bicolored anthers. It can be distinguished by its leaves with noticeable veins on the adaxial surface, and glandular-ciliate margins. Microlicia naudiniana is similar to M. nervosa, but can be distinguished by its sessile leaves with a conspicuously visible midrib on the abaxial surface and petals with rounded apex and revolute margin. It differs from M. passerina by having a sparser indumentum covering the entire plant.

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Rosana Romero, Kleber Resende Silva, and Daniela Guimarães Simão "Microlicia cogniauxiana and Microlicia naudiniana (Melastomataceae), Two New Species from the Espinhaço Range, Brazil," Systematic Botany 40(4), (15 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X690058
Published: 15 December 2015
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