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Brittonia

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 405–411 | Cite as

Two new species of Tovomita (Clusiaceae) from Amazonian forest

  • Lucas Cardoso Marinho
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Abstract

Two new species of Tovomita from forests in western Amazonia are described. Tovomita colombiana and T. longirostrata are endemic to Colombia and Brazil, respectively. Both species have a similar number of secondary veins, stamens and carpels, but can be distinguished by floral bud shape and epicarp texture. Descriptions, illustrations and a distribution map of the species, plus a brief introduction about the taxonomic relevance of floral buds and stamen shape for the genus, are provided.

Keywords

Floral buds South America stamens taxonomy tribe Clusieae 

Resumo

Duas novas espécies de Tovomita são descritas para a porção oeste da Floresta Amazônica. Tovomita colombiana e T. longirostrata são endêmicas da Colômbia e Brasil, respectivamente. Ambas possuem quantidades similares de nervuras secundárias, estames e carpelos, mas caracteres como formato dos botões florais e textura do epicarpo são diagnósticos para a identificação das espécies. São apresentadas descrições, ilustrações e mapa de distribuição, além de uma breve introdução sobre a importância dos botões florais e estames na taxonomia do gênero.

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author thanks the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq-Brazil) for the PhD fellowship (141561/2015–7), the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes-Brazil) for the grant to study abroad (88881.135403/2016-01), and Harvard University-USA for the HUH Travel Grant awarded in 2017. Thanks to Nathan Smith for reviewing the English, Christian da Silva for his help with the name of species, the two anonymous reviewers for the critical constructive comments, and the curators of the herbaria visited, especially Pedro Viana (MG) and Matthew Pace (NY) for the loans and Mike Hopkins (INPA) for the loans and images of some specimens.

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© The New York Botanical Garden 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa de Pós-Graduação em BotânicaUniversidade Estadual de Feira de SantanaFeira de SantanaBrazil

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