Kew Bulletin

, 72:40 | Cite as

Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) from Brazil: a new species, new records and lectotype designation

  • Luiz Armando de Araújo Góes-Neto
  • Elton Luis Monteiro de Assis
  • Alexandre Salino


A new species, Selaginella surucucusensis L. Góes & E. Assis, collected since 1969 in Roraima State, in Northern Brazil, is described and illustrated and its affinities are discussed. We discuss S. mazaruniensis Jenman, S. parviarticulata W. R. Buck and S. rhodostachya Baker as new distribution records for Brazil, and we designate a lectotype for S. mazaruniensis.

Key Words

Amazonian forest distribution lycophytes nomenclature semideciduous seasonal forest spikemoss taxonomy 



We thank the curators of all the herbaria visited for making collections available, and for loans; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) for the postdoctoral scholarship to L. A. A. Góes-Neto (proc. 150291/2016-7) and for a grant to A. Salino (proc. 306868/2014-8); and Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) for the doctoral scholarship to E. L. M. Assis. We also thank Luíza C. Moura for the help with the images, Mariana O. Bünger, who revised the English text on an earlier draft, and Robbin C. Moran for the information about the NY specimens. We are indebted to Alan R. Smith, who revised the English text on the final version and provided useful suggestions for improving this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Armando de Araújo Góes-Neto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elton Luis Monteiro de Assis
    • 3
  • Alexandre Salino
    • 2
  1. 1.Museu Paraense Emílio GoeldiPrograma de Capacitação InstitucionalBelémBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisInstituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de BotânicaBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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