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Three new species of Lauraceae from the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil

PEDRO LUÍS RODRIGUES DE MORAES, MATHEUS CARVALHO VERGNE, HENK VAN DER WERFF

Abstract


Three South-American new species belonging to Cinnamomum, Mezilaurus, and Williamodendron, are described and illustrated from specimens collected in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil. The new species are Cinnamomum baitelloanum, Mezilaurus sessiliflora, and Williamodendron itamarajuensis. Their putative relationships within the respective genus are discussed.


Keywords


Bahia, Cinnamomum, Espírito Santo, Mezilaurus, new species, Williamodendron, Magnoliids

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.316.2.4

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand