Wednesday, December 23, 2020

[Botany • 2020] Acanthostachys calcicola (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae) • A New Species from A Limestone Outcrop in Tocantins State, Brazil

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



Gabriel Mendes Marcusso, Alexandre K. Monro, Pablo Hendrigo Alves de Melo and Julio Antonio Lombardi. 2020.  Acanthostachys calcicola (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae), A New Species from A Limestone Outcrop in Tocantins State, Brazil. Zootaxa. 472(2); 201–206. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.472.2.10


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