, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 445–454 | Cite as

Two new species of Microlicia (Melastomataceae) from the Cadeia Do Espinhaço, Brazil

  • Ricardo Pacifico
  • Frank Almeda


Diagnoses, descriptions, and illustrations are presented for two new Brazilian species of Microlicia from the Cadeia do Espinhaço (M. karinae and M. nodotricha). Diagnostic characters, a distribution map, citation of representative specimens, comparisons with probable relatives, and a conservation assessment are provided for each species. Both species appear to be rare and little collected.


Microlicieae campo rupestre endemism Cerrado 


Diagnoses, descrições e ilustrações são apresentadas para duas novas espécies brasileiras de Microlicia da Cadeia do Espinhço (M. karinae e M. nodotricha). Características diagnósticas, distribuição geográfica, citação de espécimes representativos, comparações com prováveis espécies aparentadas, e status de conservação são apresentados para cada espécie. Ambas as espécies são aparentemente raras e pouco coletadas.



We thank S. Stradic and M. Strugale for landscape photographs of Alto do Palácio and the trail to the Pico do Barbado (respectively), Alan Chou for the illustrations, and the M. Stanley Rundel Charitable Trust for a grant that supported (in part) Pacifico’s extended research and training visit to CAS in 2017.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia ComparadaUniversidade Estadual de MaringáMaringáBrazil
  2. 2.Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, Department of BotanyCalifornia Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoUSA

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