Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 22, Number 1 (1999); Pages 30-33
A revised key for the genus Asterostigma C. A. Fisch. & Mey. (Araceae: Tribe Spathicarpeae) and a new species from southeastern Brazil
By Eduardo G. Gonçalves     (Buy)


An updated key for the genus Asterostigma is presented together with some considerations about the geographic distribution of the genus. A new Brazilian species of Asterostigma CA. lombardii) is also described and illustrated. It occurs in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and probably Espfrito Santo and has a seasonally induced dormancy period. Asterostigma lombardii differs from its closest relative [A. riedelianum (Schott) o. Kuntze, from Bahia] mainly because of its boatshaped synandrodes formed by completely connate staminodes and acutely pointed stigma lobes.


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