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SANTO, Fabio da Silva do Espírito; SANTOS, Amanda Pricilla Batista; RIBEIRO, Patrícia Luz  and  RAPINI, Alessandro. Three new species of Marsdenia (Apocynaceae) from Brazil. Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.2, pp.247-253.  Epub Jan 15, 2018. ISSN 0102-3306.

Three new species of Marsdenia (Apocynaceae) are described from Brazil: M. paganuccii, known from two disjunct populations, one in the Caatinga of Bahia and other in the Atlantic Forest of Espírito Santo; M. paraibana, restricted to the Restinga of Cabedelo National Forest in the Atlantic Forest of Paraíba; and M. trisegmentata, known from two populations in Caatinga, one in Bahia and other in Ceará. Illustrations, a geographic distribution map and comparisons with morphologically similar species are also presented for each species.

Keywords : Apocynaceae; Asclepiadoideae; Atlantic Forest; Brazil; Caatinga; conservation; Marsdenia; Neotropics; taxonomy; threatened species.

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