Morphological anatomical characters support the description of a new species from Brazilian Atlantic Forest, Neea alumnorum M.Pignal, Soares Filho & Romaniuc, sp. nov. A description of the leaf venation and a brief analysis of the inflorescence are given. This description is accompanied by pictures taken in the field and illustrations of the male flower, inferior epiderm details and leaf venation. A discussion of morphological affinities with the related species is presented, along with a preliminary assessment of its conservation status (VU) based on the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
Nyctaginaceae, Neea, Atlantic Forest, Bahia, Brazil, leaf architecture, inflorescence, IUCN Red List, new species