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Fritzschia furnensis (Marcetia alliance, Melastomataceae): an endangered new species from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

ROSANA ROMERO, MARIA JOSÉ REIS DA ROCHA

Abstract


During a floristic survey of Melastomataceae carried out in Delfinópolis and Capitólio, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, a new species of Fritzschia was found. Fritzschia furnensis has stems peeling in thin, woody flakes, petiole 2–10 mm long, large leaf blades (23–38 × 10–29 mm) and an indumentum of glandular trichomes on the branches, petioles, leaves, bracteoles, pedicels, hypanthia, and sepals. The new species is regarded as endangered (EN) due to a restricted distribution, small populations and the destruction of its habitat.


Keywords


campos rupestres, Comolia, conservation assessment, endemic, Furnas, MEV, seeds, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.302.1.4

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand