A new species of Vernonanthura (Asteraceae), V. warmingiana, from the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo is described and illustrated. The new species resembles Vernonanthura laxa, but differs in having 15–20 florets per capitula, small leaves, the blades elliptic to lanceolate and rounded at the apex. In addition, a new synonym is reported for Vernonanthura laxa, which is also described, and for the first time illustrated.
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Vol. 58 • No. 2