A revision of Encholirium has revealed two new species from rock outcrops in Brazil's cerrado vegetation and in the transition from cerrado to caatinga vegetation. Encholirium eddie-estevesii has flowers with short pedicels, slightly asymmetrical sepals, and petals that are spotted purplish-wine and have inconspicuously crenulate margins. Encholirium maximum is very distinctive because of its large inflorescence, subsessile flowers, slightly asymmetrical and obovate sepals, and yellow petals.
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