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Two new species of Microlicia (Melastomataceae) from the Rupestrian Grasslands of Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil

RICARDO B. PACIFICO, KARINA FIDANZA, FRANK ALMEDA

Abstract


In the course of preparing a monograph of Microlicieae (Melastomataceae) for Serra do Cipó, two new species of Microlicia were discovered that are described and illustrated here. The two proposed species, Microlicia nortecipoana and Microlicia obovatifolia, are probably endemic to this mountain range. Morphological descriptions, diagnoses, photographs and comments on their affinities are provided. Their conservation status is assessed using IUCN criteria.


Keywords


campo rupestre, Cerrado, endemism, Espinhaço Range, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.316.1.3

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand