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Two new species of Lantana (Verbenaceae) from Brazil

TÂNIA REGINA DOS SANTOS SILVA, FÁTIMA REGINA GONÇALVES SALIMENA, CARLA TEIXEIRA LIMA

Abstract


Two new species of Lantana are here described and illustrated. Lantana speciosa is endemic to the campos rupestres of the Espinhaço Range in Bahia and Minas Gerais, whilst Lantana restingensis is endemic to the restingas of the Atlantic forest in the state of Sergipe, northeastern Brazil. Comparative tables of morphologically similar and sympatric Lantana species are provided.


Keywords


Atlantic forest, biodiversity, Espinhaço Range, taxonomy, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.299.1.11

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand