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6 August 2019 A New Endangered Species of Fritzschia Cham. (Melastomataceae, Marcetieae) from Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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During a field expedition to the Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, we found a new species of Fritzschia, a genus endemic to campos rupestres from the Espinhaço Range. Fritzschia cordifolia has cordate and succulent leaves with an apical gland, petals with glandular-ciliate margin, campanulate hypanthium, and antesepalous stamens with ventral appendages with deltoid lobes. The presence of seeds with a crested testa is reported here for the first time in Fritzschia. A description and illustration of the new species is provided, as well as its conservation status and its geographical distribution.

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Rosana Romero, Diego Nunes da Silva, Orlando Cavalari De-Paula, and Maria José Reis da Rocha "A New Endangered Species of Fritzschia Cham. (Melastomataceae, Marcetieae) from Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil," Systematic Botany 44(3), 664-669, (6 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364419X15620113920707
Published: 6 August 2019
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