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1 April 2011 A Taxonomic Revision of Vriesea corcovadensis Group (Bromeliaceae: Tillandsioideae) with Description of Two New Species
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The Vriesea corcovadensis (section Vriesea) group consists of 11 species occurring exclusively in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. This group is defined by the presence of polystichous and distichous flowers, utriculiform rosettes, presence of stolons, and linear-triangular leaf blades with a maximum width of 1.5 cm. We present a taxonomic revision based on observation of herbarium material and living specimens. We provide the geographical distribution, etymology, phenology, and morphological illustrations of the species, in addition to new and detailed taxonomic descriptions and a key for their identification. We describe V. microrachis and V. rubens and a neotype for V. rectifolia is designated. The circumscription of V. triangularis remains doubtful until additional material is available for study.

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Janaína Gomes-da-Silva and Andrea Ferreira da Costa "A Taxonomic Revision of Vriesea corcovadensis Group (Bromeliaceae: Tillandsioideae) with Description of Two New Species," Systematic Botany 36(2), (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364411X569499
Published: 1 April 2011
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