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Kew Bulletin

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 171–174 | Cite as

Allamanda calcicola (Apocynaceae), an overlooked new species from limestone outcrops in the States of Minas Gerais and Bahia, Brazil

  • Rita Fabiana de Souza-Silva
  • Alessandro RapiniEmail author
Article

Summary

Allamanda calcicola Souza-Silva & Rapini, an overlooked new species endemic to the limestone outcrops along the São Francisco River Basin, in south-western Bahia and northern Minas Gerais, Brazil, is described and illustrated. It was confused with A. martii and A. schottii, two species from eastern Brazil, which (along with A. polyantha) form a different complex of closely related species. However, A. calcicola is more closely related to A. puberula, another species from the semi-arid region of Brazil.

Key Words

caatinga calcareous rock Neotropics Rauvolfioideae semi-arid vegetation taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This article is part of a project on Apocynaceae diversity, funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (FAPESB). The Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (PPBio) do Semi-árido supported fieldwork and Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana provided a PROBIC/UEFS fellowship to the first author. We thank M. Lúcia Kawasaki for assistance with English, Cássio van den Berg for reviewing the Latin diagnosis and two anonymous reviewers for improving the text. RFSS is currently supported by a DTI-3 fellowship of the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) and AR by a Pq2 grant (CNPq).

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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Fabiana de Souza-Silva
    • 1
  • Alessandro Rapini
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciências BiológicasUniversidade Estadual de Feira de SantanaFeira de SantanaBrazil

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