Distinctive New Species of Manihot (Euphorbiaceae) from Brazil

  • J. Moises Mendoza F. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural "Noel Kempff Mercado"
  • Márcio Lacerda Lopes Martins Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia
Keywords: Cerrado, endemism, highlands, taxonomy


Three species of Manihot Mill. from Brazil, M. decurrens M. Mend. & M. Martins, M. pandurata M. Mend. & M. Martins, and M. sagittata M. Mend. & M. Martins, are described and illustrated as new based on qualitative morphological characters observed from herbarium material, complemented with in situ observations of M. sagittata. Morphological characteristics of the new taxa, as well as morphological comparisons with closely related species and comments on natural distribution and ecological aspects, are provided.