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A new species of Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae) from the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil

JUAN F. CARRIÓN, INÊS CORDEIRO, ANDRÉ MÁRCIO AMORIM

Abstract


This work describes and illustrates Bernardia hamadryadica, from the Chapada Diamantina, in northeastern Brazil. The new species is distinguished from the other species of the genus by the combination of the following characters: shrubby habit; young leaves and inflorescences usually produced on short shoots; membranaceous leaf laminas less than 6 cm long, with disk-shaped, slightly prominent glands on the abaxial surface; spiciform staminate inflorescences up to 1 cm long; entire style branches; and indumentum of simple trichomes.


Keywords


Espinhaço Range, Malpighiales, South America, xerophytic vegetation, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.317.1.7

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand