Encholirium splendidum – Forzza sp. nov. 

Encholirium splendidum

Forzza sp. nov. (Figs. 5, 6, 7 ). Phytotaxa 227(1): 013-024. 2015

This new species is closely related to Encholirium longiflorum but differs from it by its smaller flowering size (1.4-1.6 m vs. 2.5 m), smaller diameter of the leaf rosettes (20-40 vs. 100 cm), and green leaf blades (vs. silvery), which are smaller (28-33 x 1.8-2.2 cm vs. 50-83 x 5-8.3 cm).

Type:-BRAZIL. Bahia: Santana, Distrito de Porto Novo, estrada Santana-Porto Novo, 8 km de Porto Novo, 470 m elevation, 13°14’08” S, 43°56’21” W, l7 July 2005, RC. Forzza, B.R Silva & R. Dias-Melo 4078 (holotype RB!, isotypes B!, HUEFS!, K!, NY!, SPF!, US!). Read more.