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6 August 2019 A New Genus of Bromeliaceae Endemic to Brazilian Atlantic Forest
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Phylogenetics work revealed that Aechmea subg. Chevaliera is not a monophyletic group. Seven species previously assigned to the subgenus form a clade with strong statistical support and in sister position to morphologically distinct members of other genera. We present morphological and phylogenetic evidence to segregate these seven species in a new genus named Karawata, which requires the following new combinations: Karawata depressa, Karawata gustavoi, Karawata hostilis, Karawata multiflora, Karawata nigribracteata, Karawata prasinata, and Karawata saxicola. Description of the new genus and its seven species, as well as a key for identification, distribution maps, and illustrations are provided.

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Jefferson Rodrigues Maciel, Gardene Maria de Sousa, Maria das Graças Lapa Wanderley, Georg Zizka, and Marccus Alves "A New Genus of Bromeliaceae Endemic to Brazilian Atlantic Forest," Systematic Botany 44(3), 519-535, (6 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364419X15620113920572
Published: 6 August 2019
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