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A Well-Known “Mussambê” is a New Species of Tarenaya (Cleomaceae) from South America
- Soares Neto, Raimundo Luciano, Thomas, William Wayt, de Vasconcellos Barbosa, Maria Regina, Roalson, Eric H.
- Systematic botany 2019 v.44 no.3 pp. 686-691
- Cleome hassleriana, new species, phylogeny, plant taxonomy, South America
- Tarenaya longicarpa, commonly known as “mussambê,” is a new species from South America. Iltis previously recognized it as a subspecies of Cleome spinosa Jacq. but never published the name. Molecular phylogenetic studies have confirmed this taxon as a distinct lineage from T. spinosa. In addition, the results of a revision of Tarenaya, now underway, corroborate the separation of T. longicarpa from T. spinosa s. s.