Floristic inventories in the region of Caparaó Capixaba reveal new records for the flora of Espírito Santo

Eduardo Alves Araújo Sustanis Horn Kunz Henrique Machado Dias Tatiana Tavares Carrijo João Paulo Fernandes Zorzanelli About the authors

Abstract

Floristic inventories carried out in the south of the Espírito Santo state in recent years have helped to fill gaps in plant collection, especially in difficult access areas such as the Caparaó region. These studies resulted in the discovery of seven species of Angiosperms previously unknown to the state, collected in the Caparaó and Valentim highlands. The voucher specimens are housed at VIES herbarium. The global geographic distribution was obtained from the Herbário Virtual Reflora and Flora do Brasil 2020 sites. The seven new records reported for the Espírito Santo belongs to seven different families of Angiosperms: Annonaceae (Guatteria pohliana), Apocynaceae (Peplonia adnata), Asteraceae (Mikania clematidifolia), Cunoniaceae (Weinmannia pinnata), Melastomataceae (Leandra quinquedentata e Pleroma foveolatum) e Ochnaceae (Ouratea campos-portoi). Diagnoses based on species morphology, maps with updated global distribution and comments about the environment of the studied species are provided. In addition to providing up-to-date information to the Flora of Espírito Santo Project, this data can be used by taxonomists to update the Flora do Brasil 2020 site. This will be especially useful for those families who are not yet being monographed in the Flora of Espírito Santo.

Key words:
biodiversity; conservation; Atlantic Forest; collection gaps; highland vegetation

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