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Acta Botanica Brasilica

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CAVALCANTI, Laise de Holanda  and  MOBIN, Mitra. Hemitrichia serpula var. piauiensis (Trichiaceae, Myxomycetes) - a new variety from Brazil. Acta bot. bras. [online]. 2001, vol.15, n.1, pp.133-137. ISSN 0102-3306.

A new variety of Hemitrichia serpula (Scop.) Rost. from Brazil, H. serpula var. piauiensis Cavalcanti & Mobin, is described and illustrated. The new taxon has a somewhat less spinulose capillitium, with short and scattered spines; spores are finely reticulate , with well-defined meshes. The type is deposited in the Herbarium UFP, Myxomycete Collection, Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil). A key to the three varieties of the species is presented as well.

Keywords : Myxomycetes; Trichiaceae; Hemitrichia; Arecaceae.

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