Taxonomic notes on Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae) from Brazil


The taxonomic identity of Stachytarpheta confertifolia Moldenke, S. chapadensis Moldenke and S. confertifolia var. puberulenta Moldenke is revised. The protologues, herbarium collections and literature were thoroughly examined, and we re-establish S. chapadensis and consider S. confertifolia var. puberulenta as a new synonym of S. chapadensis. We provide updated descriptions of the species, distribution maps and information about habitat and conservation status.

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We offer our thanks to Flavio Fonseca do Carmo for loaning Stachytarpheta confertifolia specimens to the CESJ Herbarium.

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Cardoso, P.H., Menini Neto, L. & Salimena, F.R.G. Taxonomic notes on Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae) from Brazil. Kew Bull 75, 17 (2020).

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Key Words

  • Duranteae
  • Lamiales
  • Neotropics
  • re-establishment
  • synonym
  • taxonomy