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A new species of Eriotheca (Malvaceae, Bombacoideae) from coastal areas in northeastern Brazil.

Authors
  • Carvalho-Sobrinho, Jefferson1, 2
  • da Mota, Aline C3
  • Dorr, Laurence J4
  • 1 Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco - UNIVASF, Colegiado de Ciências Biológicas, Petrolina, Pernambuco, 56300-990, Brazil Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco Petrolina Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco - UFRPE, Departamento de Ciências Florestais, Recife, Pernambuco, 52171-900, Brazil Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco Recife Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 3 Universidade de Pernambuco - UPE, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Recife, Pernambuco, 50100-130, Brazil Universidade de Pernambuco Recife Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 4 Department of Botany, MRC-166, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, USA Smithsonian Institution Washington DC United States of America. , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
PhytoKeys
Publisher
Pensoft Publishers
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
167
Pages
31–43
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.167.57840
PMID: 33304117
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

A new species of Eriotheca (Malvaceae, Bombacoideae) from coastal areas in the northeastern Brazilian states of Alagoas and Bahia is described and illustrated. Eriotheca alversonii inhabits Atlantic coastal forest and is found principally on sandy soils in restinga vegetation. It is most similar morphologically to E. parvifolia. Both species have 3-foliolate leaves and short petioles on fertile branches, but the new species has smaller flowers, truncate to crenulate calyces, and smaller globose to subglobose capsules. The affinities of E. alversonii to morphologically similar species and its phenology are discussed. A distribution map and preliminary assessment of its conservation status are provided.

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