Thursday, March 23, 2023

[Botany • 2023] Passiflora acreana (Passifloraceae) • A New Species of Passiflora Section Granadillastrum from Acre, Brazil

Passiflora acreana Mezzonato & Marc.Silveira, 

in Mezzonato-Pires, Silveira & Oliveira, 2023.

The new species described here was collected during expeditions carried out in the Lago do Amapá Environmental Protection Area, located in Acre State, Brazil. Morphological analysis and comparisons with close species confirmed that the collected specimens are a new species for science. Passiflora acreana was placed in P. subg. Passiflora, sect. Granadillastrum Triana & Planch., and can be distinguished by the presence of foliaceous, reniform, awned stipules, 4–8 pedunculate petiolar glands, with apex concave, and corona with 10 series of filaments. Descriptions, illustrations, distribution map, and conservation status are presented.

Keywords: Amazon rainforest, biodiversity, section Granadillastrum, Eudicots

Passiflora acreana Mezzonato & Marc.Silveira

Ana Carolina Mezzonato-Pires, Marcos Silveira, Mayk Honório de Oliveira. 2023. Passiflora acreana, A New Species of Passiflora subgenus Passiflora (Passifloraceae sensu stricto) from Acre, Brazil. Phytotaxa. 579(1); 39-46. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.579.1.4