A new species of Poecilanthe (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Brongniartieae) from Southeastern Brazil

Jose Eduardo Meireles, Haroldo Cavalcante De Lima

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Abstract

A new legume species from Southeastern Brazil, Poecilanthe fluminensis, is described and illustrated. It is readily distinguished from the remaining species of the genus by a combination of exclusively unifoliolate leaves with very short petioles (5-9 mm long), red calyx, and strongly dimorphic anthers (short anthers less than 3/4 of the length of the longer ones). The new species, P. fluminensis, appears to be endemic to Rio de Janeiro State, Southeastern Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalPhytotaxa
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 2013

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