A Journal of Neotropical Biodiversity
ISSN 1809-5348 (print), 2358-2847 (online)

Neodiversity - Article

A new species of Algrizea (Myrteae, Myrtaceae) from Bahia, Brazil

Marcos Sobral
José Eustáquio Quintino de Faria Jr.
Carolyn E.B. Proença

Neodiversity, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-6

DOI: 10.13102/neod.51.1, Publication Date: 2010-12-31


A new species, Algrizea minor Sobral, Faria Júnior & Proença is described and illustrated. Apparently endemic to the eastern portion of the Brazilian state of Bahia, this species is distinguished from Algrizea macrochlamys (DC.) Proença & NicLugh. by its smaller leaves and smaller calyx lobes. With the description of this species, the generic circumscription of Algrizea is expanded as to habit (from shrub to treelet), calyx lobes variation, number of ovules and seeds. A distribution map and a key to the two species is also presented.

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