Two new taxa of Bauhinia sect. caulotretus from Bahia, Brazil
One new species and one new variety of Bauhinia subg.Phanera sect.Caulotretus are described. Both taxa are tendrilled lianas with woody fruit and both are apparently endemic to Southern Bahian moist forest.Bauhinia carvalhoi has the smallest entire leaves known in the section. Bauhinia angulosa var.bahiana apparently replaces, in â€šÃ„ÃºMata higrâˆšâ‰¥fila sul Bahianaâ€šÃ„Ã¹, the typical variety from southeastern Brazil. A key to the three taxa of this section known from Bahia is provided.