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A new species, new synonyms, typifications, and a name correction in Neomarica from Brazil (Trimezieae, Iridaceae)


As the result of a taxonomic project on Neomarica, we describe and illustrate a new species, Neomarica kollmannii, and propose ten new synonyms for six species of the genus: N. altivallis, N. glauca, N. caerulea, N. longifolia, N. imbricata and N. sabinei. We also designate lectotypes for four accepted species and five new synonyms, and neotypes for three new synonyms. Comments on the synonyms and typifications are provided. Lastly, we indicate the correct spelling of N. sabinei (previously known as N. sabini, as cited in several indexes).

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We thank the following Brazilian agencies for financial support: Fundo de Apoio ao Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão (FAEPEX-UNICAMP) for research grants to MCEA for field work by ASBG; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) for the PCI fellowship of CFH (312909/2015-2) and the research grants to ASBG (142970/2005-0) and MCEA (312479/2013-1). We also thank the curators of the consulted herbaria for the access to the collections and the loan of materials; Dr. William Milliken and Dr. Lidyanne Y.S. Aona for providing some photos and types of N. kollmannii; MSc. Ludovic Kollmann and Lea M. E. Amaral for their careful help in cultivating plants of N. kollmannii and the other species used in this research; and MSc. João Silveira for the illustrations.

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dos Santos Bragança Gil, A., Ferreira Hall, C., Bittrich, V. et al. A new species, new synonyms, typifications, and a name correction in Neomarica from Brazil (Trimezieae, Iridaceae). Brittonia 71, 144–155 (2019).

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  • Iridoideae
  • lectotypes
  • neotropics
  • synonymization
  • taxonomy