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Published: 2017-06-02

Tradescantia multibracteata, a new species of Commelinaceae from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Colégio Politécnico da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Avenida Roraima, 1000, Camobi, 97105-900, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Herbário do Departamento de Ciências Florestais (HDCF), Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Avenida Roraima, 1000, Camobi, 97105-900, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Programa de pós graduação em Agrobiologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Avenida Roraima, 1000, Camobi, 97105-900, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Programa de pós graduação em Ensino, Centro Universitário Franciscano, Avenida Silva Jardim, 1175, 97010-491, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Abstract

This study describes a new species of Tradescantia sect. Austrotradescantia, T. multibracteata, found in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. We provide data on the habitat, geographical distribution, morphological affinities and the conservation status of this new species. Photographs of the plant and habitat are also provided.