Neodiversity, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 11-12
DOI: 10.13102/neod.51.3, Publication Date: 2010-12-31
Phylogenetic studies based on molecular and morphological data pointed out that Caesalpinia L. s.l. is polyphyletic and the genus has been split in ten genera. In order to adjust the taxonomy of Brazilian taxa formerly classified in Caesalpinia, six new combinations are proposed here: Libidibia ferrea var. leiostachya (Benth.) L.P.Queiroz, Poincianella marginata (Tul.) L.P.Queiroz, P. pluviosa var. cabraliana (G.P.Lewis) L.P.Queiroz, P. pluviosa var. paraensis (Ducke) L.P.Queiroz, P. pluviosa var. peltophoroides (Benth.) L.P.Queiroz, and P. pyramidalis var. diversifolia (Benth.) L.P.Queiroz.