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Flora of Rio de Janeiro: Hydroleaceae

Isabelle Gomes Cardoso Machado da Costa Andréia Donza Rezende Moreira Claudia Petean Bove About the authors


This study focuses on the Hydroleaceae species from the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is based on morphological analysis of herbaria specimens, as well as on a review of the relevant literature and field collections. One genus and two species were recorded: Hydrolea elatior and H. spinosa. Identification key, descriptions, illustrations, habitat data, phenology, and species distribution are also provided.

Key words:
floristic; Hydrolea; aquatic plant; taxonomy

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