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Published: 2016-06-15

Lessingianthus concepcionis (Asteraceae, Vernonieae), a new octoploid species endemic to northern Paraguay

Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste (UNNE-CONICET), Casilla de Correo 209, 3400 Corrientes, Argentina. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales y Agrimensura, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina.
Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste (UNNE-CONICET), Casilla de Correo 209, 3400 Corrientes, Argentina. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales y Agrimensura, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina.
new taxon Lepidaploinae taxonomy Eudicots Paraguay

Abstract

Lessingianthus concepcionis, a new species from northern Paraguay is described and illustrated. The new species has a certain resemblance to L. niederleinii but can be easily separated by the combination of leaves with denticulate and revolute margins, tomentose beneath, involucre with 6–7 series of phyllaries, glandular trichomes on the corolla lobes, and the chromosome number 2n=8x=128.