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Acta Botanica Brasilica

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PRAIA, Talita de S.; GIL, André dos S. Bragança  and  SECCO, Ricardo de S.. Rapateaceae in the state of Pará, Brazil. Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 2016, vol.30, n.4, pp.628-643. ISSN 0102-3306.

Rapateaceae comprises approximately 19 genera and 131 species distributed in the Neotropics, with the exception of Maschalocephalus, which is endemic to West Africa. In Brazil, there are nine genera and 38 species. The present paper is based on a taxonomic study of the species of Rapateaceae that occur in the state of Pará. Botanical specimens from seven herbaria were analyzed and the occurrence of five genera and eight species was confirmed for the state. An identification key to the genera and species, descriptions, illustrations and selected specimens are provided.

Keywords : Amazonian species; Cephalostemon; Neotropic; North Region; Rapatea.

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