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Eriosema elegans (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae): A new species from the Highlands of Goiás State, Brazil

ANA PAULA FORTUNA-PEREZ, MARCOS JOSÉ DA SILVA, ELISA SILVA CÂNDIDO, WANDERLEIA DE VARGAS, THIAGO COBRA E MONTEIRO, MOHAMMAD VATANPARAST

Abstract


During a taxonomic study of Eriosema in Brazil, a new species was discovered from the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goiás State. Eriosema elegans is herein described and illustrated and its morphological affinities with related species discussed. The geographical distribution, conservation status, and information about flowering and fruiting are provided. Also, a study of secretory structures of leaflets of the new species and the morphologically related species E. glabrum was carried out.


Keywords


Cajaninae, Fabaceae, Cerrado, secretory structures, taxonomy, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.296.1.6

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand