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A new species of Simaba sect. Grandiflorae (Simaroubaceae) from Jalapao region, Tocantins, Brazil

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Devecchi, Marcelo Fernando [1] ; Pirani, Jose Rubens [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bot, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYTOTAXA; v. 227, n. 2, p. 167-174, SEP 23 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Simaba tocantina, a new species of Simaroubaceae, is described and illustrated. It belongs to Simaba sect. Grandiflorae since its flowers reach 21-25 mm long and its staminal appendages are covered by intertwined trichomes forming a pseudotube around the gynoecium. Its differences from the related species in the section are pointed out herein, including a key to the five species of the group. As other cerrado members in the genus, the new species is a shrub with a thickened underground system, from which a few aerial branches develop, as well as a long, erect, showy inflorescence. It is known only by a few records from the cerrado of the Jalapao State Park in Tocantins, Brazilian Central Plateau, and its conservation status is assessed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/18002-2 - Sapindales: phylogeny and diversification in the Neotropical Region
Grantee:José Rubens Pirani
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants