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The rediscovery of Ipomoea macedoi (Convolvulaceae)

ANTONIELA MORAIS MARINHO, GEADELANDE CAROLINO DELGADO-JÚNIOR, MARIA TERESA BURIL

Abstract


A new population of Ipomoea macedoi, a critically endangered species from Brazil, was found in Chapada do Apodi (Rio Grande do Norte State). The species is recognized by its large, distinctly cordate outer sepals. A detailed description, comments on its distribution and conservation, a taxonomic comparison, photographs and a line drawing are provided.


Keywords


Brazilian flora, Conservation, Taxonomy, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.302.1.7

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand