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Rhynchosia mineira (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a new and critically endangered species from Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Luísa Maria de Paula Alves BezerraEmail author
  • Wanderleia de Vargas
  • Elisa Silva Cândido
  • Thiago Cobra e Monteiro
  • Mohammad Vatanparast
  • Ana Paula Fortuna Perez


Rhynchosia mineira is described as a new species from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The taxon is morphologically similar to R. arenicola Hassl. but differs mainly in having ovate stipules, a prostrate habit, a densely pubescent stem and ovate to rhomboid leaflets. A description, illustration, distribution map, conservation status, and key to the species of Rhynchosia in the state of Minas Gerais are provided.


Cajaninae Phaseoleae taxonomy 



The authors acknowledge financial support from FAPESP (process 2015/13386-0; process 2017/08984-0) and CNPq (process 400567/2016-4) and thank CAPES for a PhD scholarship awarded to the first author. We are also grateful to Klei Sousa for preparing the illustration and to the curators of the herbaria visited for providing access to their collections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luísa Maria de Paula Alves Bezerra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wanderleia de Vargas
    • 1
  • Elisa Silva Cândido
    • 2
  • Thiago Cobra e Monteiro
    • 1
  • Mohammad Vatanparast
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ana Paula Fortuna Perez
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Departamento de BotânicaInstituto de Biociências (IBB)São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Departamento de Biologia VegetalInstituto BiologiaSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.U.S. National Herbarium (US), Department of BotanySmithsonian Institution – National Museum of Natural HistoryWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Forest, Nature, and Biomass Section, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource ManagementUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark

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