New Cryptanthoid Complex species published

New Cryptanthoid Complex species published

Leme et al. 2020b (Article)

Miscellaneous new species in the “Cryptanthoid complex” (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae) from Eastern Brazil

E.M.C. Leme, O.B.C. Ribeiro, F.V.D. Souza, E.H. Souza, L.J.C. Kollmann, H. Halbritter & A.P. Fontana

Publ.:—Phytotaxa 430(3): 157–202 (2020) (Magnolia Press) —DOI

Abstract:—The authors describe and illustrate 18 new species of the “Cryptanhoid complex”, encompassing the genera Cryptanthus (C. cruzalmensis, C. guanduensis, C. santateresinhensis, and C. univittatus), Forzzaea (F. coutensis, F. flavipetala, F. pseudomicra, and F. viridifolia), Hoplocryptanthus (H. knegtianus), Orthophytum subg. Orthophytum (O. alagoanum, O. brejoense, O. formosense, O. minimum, and O. santosianum), Orthophytum subg. Capixabanthus (O. arcanum), and Orthophytum subg. Clavanthus (O. cristaliense, O. gouveianum, and O. viridissimum). Besides, identification keys are provided for the first time for the species of the recently described genus Forzzaea and for Orthophytum subgenera Capixabanthus and Clavanthus.

Published names (18):

Cryptanthus cruzalmensis
Cryptanthus guanduensis
Cryptanthus santateresinhensis
Cryptanthus univittatus
Forzzaea coutensis
Forzzaea flavipetala
Forzzaea pseudomicra
Forzzaea viridifolia
Hoplocryptanthus knegtianus
Orthophytum alagoanum
Orthophytum arcanum
Orthophytum brejoense
Orthophytum cristaliense
Orthophytum formosense
Orthophytum gouveianum
Orthophytum minimum
Orthophytum santosianum
Orthophytum viridissimum