Tephrosia macbrideana (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae), a new species from Peru


Tephrosia macbrideana R. T. Queiroz, G. P. Lewis & A. M. G. Azevedo (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae), a new species from Peru, in subgenus Tephrosia, is described and illustrated. The taxon is morphologically similar to T. cinerea (L.) Pers., but differs mainly by the type of indumentum on the branches and by leaflet morphology.

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The first author thanks REFLORA, FAPESP and CNPq for financial and logistical support and the curators and legume section staff in the K herbarium for their support.

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de Queiroz, R.T., Lewis, G.P. & de Azevedo Tozzi, A.M.G. Tephrosia macbrideana (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae), a new species from Peru. Kew Bull 70, 37 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-015-9587-4

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Key Words

  • Fabaceae
  • Millettieae
  • Neotropical flora
  • South America
  • taxonomy