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Three new species of Peltaea (Malvaceae, Malvoideae) from the cerrado of Brazil

ALUISIO J. FERNANDES-JÚNIOR, GERLENI L. ESTEVES

Abstract


Three new species of Peltaea are described from the cerrado of Brazil: P. brasiliana from Distrito Federal, P. rupestris from the state of Minas Gerais and P. stellata from the state of Tocantins. Illustrations, comments on morphology, taxonomic relationships, and phenology are provided, as well as assessments of conservation status of the new species.


Keywords


Endemism, Espinhaço Mountain Range, Malvavisceae, SEM, taxonomy, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.255.1.7

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand