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Brittonia

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 377–395 | Cite as

Thirteen new species and two new combinations of Stevia (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae) from Mexico

  • Akiko Soejima
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
  • Kuniaki Watanabe
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Abstract

Thirteen new species of the genusStevia are described and illustrated from Mexico:S. chilapensis, S. coahuilensis, S. crassifolia, S. ecatepecana, S. filodecaballoana, S. mascotensis, S. mexicana, S. oaxacana, S. oligophylla, S. potosina, S. rotundifolia, S. scabrelloides, andS. viejoana. In addition, two varieties,Stevia aschenborniana Sch. Bip. ex Klotzsch var.occidentalis Grashoff andS. palmeri A. Gray var.constricta Grashoff are herein redefined as being distinct species,S. occidentalis andS. constricta stat. nov.Stevia mexicana resemblesStevia trifida Lagasca but differs in the habit.

Key words

Asteraceae Eupatorieae Stevia Mexico 

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© The New York Botanical Garden 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akiko Soejima
    • 1
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
    • 2
  • Kuniaki Watanabe
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Integrated Arts and SciencesOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceKobe UniversityKobeJapan

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