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Biota Neotropica

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ARZOLLA, Frederico Alexandre Roccia Dal Pozzo; PAULA, Gláucia Cortez Ramos de; CHAUTEMS, Alain Philippe  and  SHEPHERD, George John. Sinningia gigantifolia Chautems (Gesneriaceae) first record in the São Paulo State. Biota Neotrop. [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.3, pp.373-377. ISSN 1676-0611.

Sinningia gigantifolia Chautems is a rupicolous species restricted to the Serra da Mantiqueira and higher parts of the Serra do Mar in SE Brazil, ocurring mainly in forest formations. This note presents the first record of this species for São Paulo State, from the Serra do Baú, in São Bento do Sapucaí. A full species description, an analysis of its distribution and a revised key to the genus Sinningia for the Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo are provided.

Keywords : São Paulo State Flora; Serra da Mantiqueira; Serra do Baú; rupicolous species; habitat; identification key.

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