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

Neodiversity - Article

Calliandra paganuccii (Leguminosae - Mimosoideae), a new species from the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil

Élvia Rodrigues de Souza

Neodiversity, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 7-10

DOI: 10.13102/neod.51.2, Publication Date: 2010-12-31


Calliandra paganuccii, collected in the Chapada Diamantina region, is described as a new species from Bahia state. It is morphologically similar to Calliandra hygrophila. Both species present a densely ramified subshrub habit and leaves with few leaflets. They differ in the indument of the branches and leaves, length of the peduncle, number of sepals and petals, and color of the filaments.

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