|Acanthostachys calcicola |
in Marcusso, Monro, de Melo & Lombardi, 2020.
A new species of bromeliad, Acanthostachys calcicola, a third taxon for the genus, is here described. A. calcicola was discovered during field work in the limestone outcrops of south-eastern Tocantins, central Brazil. It is most similar to A. strobilacea, but differs from it in petal colour and length, and exserted stamens and pistil. A conservation assessment classifies A. calcicola as endangered (EN) with extinction.
Keywords: Bromeliad, Cerrado, Karst, Neotropical Region, Northern Brazil, Poales, saxicolous, Bambuí, conservation assessment, Monocots
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