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Published: 2021-09-21

Three new species of Myrcia sect. Myrcia (Myrtaceae) from South America

Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s.n., 52171-900, Recife, PE, Brazil
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s.n., 52171-900, Recife, PE, Brazil
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK
Campo Rupestre Brazil Peru taxonomy Myrteae Eudicots


Three new species of Myrcia are described, illustrated and discussed. Myrcia rionegrensis from the Brazilian Amazon is related to M. clusiifolia from which it differs in having leaves with acute apex and ribbed fruits (vs. rounded apex and smooth fruits in M. clusiifolia); Myrcia microcalyx is similar to Myrcia scytophylla but differs in having pubescent staminal ring and ellipsoid fruits (vs. glabrous staminal ring and globose fruits in M. scytophylla) and Myrcia peruviana is related to M. riverae, but differs in having smaller leaves and flower buds and ellipsoid fruits (vs. globose in M. riverae).


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