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Problematic specimens turn out to be two undescribed species of Bignonia (Bignoniaceae)

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Author(s):
Zuntini, Alexandre R. [1] ; Taylor, Charlotte M. [2] ; Lohmann, Lucia G. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Missouri Bot Garden, St Louis, MO 63166 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYTOKEYS; v. 56, p. 7-18, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Bignonia comprises 29 species of lianas characterized by eight phloem wedges, leaves usually 2-foliolate, mostly simple tendrils and opaque seed wings. The analysis of herbarium specimens in preparation for a taxonomic revision of the genus led to the recognition of two new species: (i) Bignonia cararensis from Costa Rica, characterized by a thyrse with lateral compound dichasia and lack of interpetiolar ridge, and (ii) Bignonia sanctae-crucis from Bolivia and Brazil, distinguishable by its membranous leaflets, membranous calyx and small fruits. We provide detailed descriptions, illustrations, distribution maps, initial conservation status assessments, and comparisons of the newly described taxa with closely related species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/09160-5 - Taxonomic revision, phylogeny and biogeography of Bignonia L. (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae)
Grantee:Alexandre Rizzo Zuntini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/50859-2 - Systematics of the tribe Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae)
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/08657-9 - Taxonomic revision of Bignonia L. (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae)
Grantee:Alexandre Rizzo Zuntini
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)