The genus Lepechinia Willd. (Lamiaceae – Salviinae) in Brazil

Guilherme Medeiros Antar, Raymond Mervyn Harley, Paulo Takeo Sano, Bryan Thomas Drew

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Lepechinia is a New World genus of Lamiaceae with ca. 45 species. There is ongoing controversy regarding the recognition and delimitation of Lepechinia that occur in Brazil. After fieldwork and herbaria consultation we recognize two species of Lepechinia in Brazil: Lepechinia speciosa, distributed within the Mantiqueira region, and Lepechinia annae, endemic to Serra do Caparaó. A taxonomic revision of the genus Lepechinia in Brazil is provided including descriptions, lectotypifications, a distribution map, a photographic plate, an identification key, a conservation assessment and comments on both the taxonomy and ecology of the two species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-601
Number of pages10
JournalActa Botanica Brasilica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Campo de altitude
  • Lamiaceae
  • Lepechinia
  • Mentheae
  • Neotropical flora
  • Nepetoideae
  • Taxonomic revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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