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Microlicia veadeirana (Melastomataceae, Microlicieae), a new species from the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil

  • Danielle de Oliveira Diniz Neres
  • Marcos José da Silva
Article

Abstract

Microlicia veadeirana, a new species found in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goiás, is herein described and illustrated. Additionally, its conservation status, environmental preferences, and period of flowering and fruiting are provided. The novel species is morphologically similar to M. isostemon, M. consimilis, and M. cryptandra based on a set of characters such as general appearance of the stem, length of leaves, color of petals, stem orientation, and number of locules in the ovary. However, it is distinguished from these species by a series of characters, including 1-nerved leaves, with the margin not ciliate, a crown of trichomes at the apex of the hypanthium, the length of the connectives of the stamens, and urceolate capsules.

Keywords

Cerrado Domain endemism mountain vegetation taxonomy 

Resumo

Microlicia veadeirana, uma nova espécie encontrada no Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, é aqui descrita e ilustrada. Adicionalmente, são fornecidos seu status de conservação, ambientes preferenciais e períodos de floração e frutificação. A nova espécie é morfologicamente semelhante a M. isostemon, M. consimilis e M. cryptandra com base em um conjunto de caracteres, como aspecto geral do caule, comprimento das folhas, cor das pétalas, orientação dos estames e número de lóculos do ovário. Porém, se diferencia dessas espécies por uma série de caracteres, incluindo as folhas uninervadas, com margem não ciliada, a presença de uma coroa de tricomas no ápice do hipanto, o comprimento dos conectivos dos estames e as cápsulas urceoladas.

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Goiás (FAPEG) and the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) for financial support (process 2015.1026.7000-650, 4/2015, and no. 307371/2013-1, respectively); the Sistema de Autorização e Informação em Biodiversidade/Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (SISBIO/IBAMA) for permission to carry out fieldwork; Carla Cristina de Castro Guaitanele, environmental analyst of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, for providing fieldwork facilities; Cristiano Gualberto for the illustration; Suzana Oellers for English language editing; and the manuscript reviewers for their important contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danielle de Oliveira Diniz Neres
    • 1
  • Marcos José da Silva
    • 2
  1. 1.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade Vegetal, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal de GoiásGoiâniaBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal de GoiásGoiâniaBrazil

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