During studies of Brazilian Atlantic Forest Asteraceae, a new species and a replacement name were determined: Mikania amorimii from Bahia State and Mikania capixaba from Espírito Santo State. The former is a new species related to M. ternata but distinct by its leaves, involucral bracts and cypsela morphology. The latter is proposed as a replacement name for Mikania dentata G.M.Barroso, a later homonym of M. dentata Spreng. Line drawings and comments about conservation status are made for both species.

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Borges, R. A. X., Forzza, R. C., & Fraga, C. N. (2010). Taxonomic novelties in Mikania (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae) from Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(2), 111–114.