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Rodriguésia

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Abstract

LIMA, Igor Gonçalves; ALBUQUERQUE, Alex Melo Lins; DIAS, Ana Cristina Andrade de Aguiar  and  LOIOLA, Maria Iracema Bezerra. Flora of Ceará, Brazil: Polygalaceae. Rodriguésia [online]. 2018, vol.69, n.2, pp.673-692. ISSN 0370-6583.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2175-7860201869229.

This study aimed carry out the floristic inventory of Polygalaceae species, as part of Flora of Ceará project. The study was based in the analysis of morphological characters of specimens obtained in field or in herborized collections from herbaria EAC, BHCB, HST, HVASF, RB and UFP. The field expeditions were realized between September/2015 and March/2016.. The identifications were based on specialized bibliography, confirmed by analysis of collections-types. In the Ceará State, 20 species and seven genera were registered: Acanthocladus (1) Asemeia (3), Bredemeyera (2), Caamembeca (1), Monnina (1), Polygala (9) and Securidaca (3). The species were registered in distincts vegetation types, but occurs, preferably, in stepic savannah (caatinga) and savannah (cerrado) and 13 (62%) were recorded in five Conservations Units. Monnina insignis and Polygala celosioides are new records for Ceará state.

Keywords : diversity; Fabales; Neotropics; taxonomy.

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