Authors: Ferreira, Gabriel E.; Araujo, Andrea O.; Hopkins, Michael G.; Chautems, Alain
Publication: Systematic Botany
Year: 2019
Genera: Besleria

We describe and illustrate Besleria discreta, a new species from the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. The new species has been found in a mountainous area in the southern part of the state and can be recognized by leaf blades that are slightly bullate on the adaxial surface and a short corolla. We also report the occurrence of two species that have not previously been recorded in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil: Besleria concinna and Besleria neblinae. Data on morphology, ecology, distribution, and preliminary conservation status of the three taxa are also provided.

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