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11 August 2020 Ipomoea bonsai (Convolvulaceae), a Magnificent New Species from the Caatinga Domain, Brazil
Diego Santos, Juliana Alencar, Maria Iracema Bezerra Loiola, Maria Teresa Buril
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Abstract

A new species of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), endemic to the Caatinga domain of northeastern Brazil, is described and illustrated. Ipomoea bonsai has often been misidentified as I. brasiliana or I. subincana in herbarium collections, probably due to the densely pubescent and brochidodromous leaves of all three species. The new species is a shrub, with unexpectedly robust stems and scandent branches. A diagnosis, with a complete morphological description, illustrations, taxonomic comments, conservation status, distribution map, and photographs are presented.

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Diego Santos, Juliana Alencar, Maria Iracema Bezerra Loiola, and Maria Teresa Buril "Ipomoea bonsai (Convolvulaceae), a Magnificent New Species from the Caatinga Domain, Brazil," Systematic Botany 45(3), 652-657, (11 August 2020). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364420X15935295449907
Published: 11 August 2020
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