Acanthostachys calcicola (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae), a new species from a limestone outcrop in Tocantins State, Brazil
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A new species of bromeliad, Acanthostachys calcicola, a third taxon for the genus, is here described. A. calcicola was discovered during field work in the limestone outcrops of south-eastern Tocantins, central Brazil. It is most similar to A. strobilacea, but differs from it in petal colour and length, and exserted stamens and pistil. A conservation assessment classifies A. calcicola as endangered (EN) with extinction.