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1 May 2014 What's New in Manihot (Euphorbiaceae)?
Márcio Lacerda Lopes Martins, Paulo Cezar Lemos de Carvalho, Carlos Alberto da Silva Ledo, André M. Amorim
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We describe two new species of Manihot (Euphorbiaceae), and present an updated description of M. pusilla and a synonymization of M. stipularis to M. pusilla. Manihot bellidifolia, and M. longiracemosa found in campos rupestres and cerrado vegetations, reinforce the preference of this genus for habitats with restricted water availability. The two species described here are threatened with extinction, in the category of vulnerable. Manihot stipularis is considered a synonym of M. pusilla due to the wide morphological variation of its stipules, the principal character used to distinguish these species.

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Márcio Lacerda Lopes Martins, Paulo Cezar Lemos de Carvalho, Carlos Alberto da Silva Ledo, and André M. Amorim "What's New in Manihot (Euphorbiaceae)?," Systematic Botany 39(2), 485-489, (1 May 2014). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X680780
Published: 1 May 2014
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Chapada Diamantina
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