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11 August 2021 Persea psammophila (Lauraceae), a New Species from Bahia, Brazil
Pedro Luís Rodrigues De Moraes, Mayra Deltreggia Trinca
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Persea psammophila, a new species of Lauraceae collected near the border between the states of Bahia, municipality of Maiquinique, and Minas Gerais, municipality of Jordânia, Brazil, is described and illustrated. The new species belongs to Persea subg. Eriodaphne. It is distinguished from other Neotropical Persea species by the treelet habit in combination with sparsely pubescent twigs, elliptic to mainly obovate leaves, adaxially glabrous, abaxially sparsely pubescent and papillose, sparsely pubescent inflorescences, pubescent, relatively small flowers, and floral parts smaller than congeneric species in the Atlantic rainforest. Its putative relationships within the genus are discussed. Illustrations and comments on micromorphological and anatomical features of leaves of this new species are provided, comparing them to those of congeners.

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Pedro Luís Rodrigues De Moraes and Mayra Deltreggia Trinca "Persea psammophila (Lauraceae), a New Species from Bahia, Brazil," Systematic Botany 46(2), 280-295, (11 August 2021).
Published: 11 August 2021
Atlantic rainforest
leaf cuticles
leaf vasculature
leaf venation
Persea subg. Eriodaphne
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