, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 20–25

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

  • Rodrigo Schütz Rodrigues
  • Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi


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 

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© The New York Botanical Garden 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Schütz Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudos da BiodiversidadeUniversidade Federal de RoraimaBoa VistaBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

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