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12 February 2015 A New Species of Chamaecrista (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae, Cassieae) from the Highlands of Goiás, Brazil
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A new species of Chamaecrista was found in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in the state of Goiás, Brazil, during an expedition to study the taxonomy of this genus. Chamaecrista floribunda is herein described, illustrated, and assigned to Chamaecrista sect. Absus subsect. Absus ser. Rigidulae. Comments about the ecology, distribution, and conservation status of the new species, as well as its morphological relationships, are provided. Additionally, a key to the species of Chamaecrista sect. Absus subsect. Absus ser. Rigidulae occurring in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region is presented.

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Marcos José da Silva and Alessandro Oliveira de Souza "A New Species of Chamaecrista (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae, Cassieae) from the Highlands of Goiás, Brazil," Systematic Botany 40(1), 157-161, (12 February 2015). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X686459
Published: 12 February 2015
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