Taxonomic revision of Lychnocephalus (Lychnophorinae, Vernonieae, Asteraceae), an endemic genus of the Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Batista Gomes, Francisca Maiara
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Lychnocephalus, as circumscribed here, contains eight species that occur in the campos rupestres of the Espinhaço mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The following species are revised in the current treatment, L. cipoensis, L. grazielae, L. humillimus, L. mellobarretoi, L. jolyanus, L. sellovii, L. tomentosus, and a new species, L. canus, is described and discussed. Taxonomic comments, preliminary conservation status, distribution maps, illustrations and an identification key of all described species are provided.