, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 20-25

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Two new species of Leptolobium (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) from Brazil

  • Rodrigo Schütz RodriguesAffiliated withCentro de Estudos da Biodiversidade, Universidade Federal de Roraima Email author 
  • , Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo TozziAffiliated withInstituto de Biologia, Departamento de Botânica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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Two new species of Leptolobium from Brazil are described and illustrated. Leptolobium araguaiense, restricted to northern Brazil, is similar to L. panamense, but differs in raceme length, ovary pubescence, flower and bract length, hilum shape, habit, geographical distribution, and preferential habitat. Leptolobium multijugum, from midwestern Brazil, is perhaps most closely related to L. glaziovianum, but it has more numerous leaflets and smaller bracts and bracteoles than any other species in the genus.

Key words

Acosmium Brazil Leptolobium Leguminosae Papilionoideae Sophoreae taxonomy