Kew Bulletin

, 73:51 | Cite as

A new species and new combination in Polygala sect. Timutua series Timoutoideae from Brazil

  • José Floriano Barêa PastoreEmail author


Polygala kalunga (Polygalaceae), a new species of subgenus Polygala section Timutua series Timoutoideae, is described from the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás State, Brazil. Its infrageneric placement, conservation status, habitat, and phenology are discussed. The new species is compared with the morphologically allied species P. carphoides. Polygala radlkoferi is recognised here as a variety of P. carphoides in a new combination and status. Photos of floral parts, a distribution map and key to identification of these two species are also provided.

Key Words

endemic species Polygala kalunga Polygala radlkoferi subgenus Polygala taxonomy 



The author is grateful to Alex Popovkin for help with the English version of this manuscript and two reviewers for their suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Campus Curitibanos, herbário CTBSUniversidade Federal de Santa CatarinaCuritibanosBrazil

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