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, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 190–195 | Cite as

Ipomoea vespertilia (Convolvulaceae), a new species revealed by pollinator observation

  • Francisco Diego Sousa Santos
  • Geadelande Carolino Delgado Junior
  • Mariana Báez
  • Andrea Pedrosa-Harand
  • Joel Araújo Queiroz
  • Zelma Glebya Maciel Quirino
  • Isabel Cristina Machado
  • Maria Teresa BurilEmail author
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Abstract

A new and endangered species, endemic to dry forests of the Caatinga Domain in Northeast Brazil is described and illustrated. Ipomoea vespertilia has been misidentified in herbaria as I. marcellia, to which it appears to be closely related. However, it differs consistently from that species in multiple morphological characters and the timing of anthesis.

Keywords

Anthesis biodiversity Brazilian flora cytotaxonomy integrative taxonomy 

Resumo

É descrita uma nova espécie ameaçada de extinção e endêmica do domínio da Caatinga, Nordeste do Brasil. Ipomoea vespertilia estava incorretamente identificada nos herbários como I. marcellia, com a qual parece ser proximamente relacionada. No entanto, além de diferenças morfológicas consistentes, é reconhecida por um período de antese distinto.

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Elnatan Bezerra de Souza and Marlene Feliciano Figueiredo for their valuable contribution to the field work, Regina Carvalho for the illustration, Marco Santiago for help with the editing of photographs, and Scott Heald for corrections to the English translation of the manuscript. We are also grateful to the curators of the herbaria EAC, HUVA, JPB, PEUFR, MOSS, UFRN for allowing us to examine their specimens. We acknowledge the financial support of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) for our field expeditions, under the project: “Sistemática de Convolvulaceae da América do Sul: construir em direção ao conhecimento global” (Process: PVE 314725/2014-8).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Diego Sousa Santos
    • 1
  • Geadelande Carolino Delgado Junior
    • 1
  • Mariana Báez
    • 2
  • Andrea Pedrosa-Harand
    • 2
  • Joel Araújo Queiroz
    • 2
  • Zelma Glebya Maciel Quirino
    • 3
  • Isabel Cristina Machado
    • 2
  • Maria Teresa Buril
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Engenharia e Meio AmbienteUniversidade Federal da ParaíbaRio TintoBrazil

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