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, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 337–341 | Cite as

Rediscovery of Banisteriopsis magdalenensis (Malpighiaceae): Notes on morphology, distribution, and ecology of an endemic and threatened species from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil

  • Rafael Felipe de Almeida
  • Raquel Negrão
  • Patrícia Rosa
  • Caio Baez
  • Daniel Maurenza
  • Gustavo Martinelli
Article

Abstract

We present the rediscovery of Banisteriopsis magdalenensis, including an updated morphological description, illustrations, distribution map, and notes on conservation, ecology and taxonomic affinities. The species is endangered and appears to be confined to rocky outcrops in the Atlantic Forest of Northern state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where two populations were found growing apart within the limits of Desengano State Park.

Keywords

endemism IUNC Red List Malpighiales Neotropical flora Rio de Janeiro 

Notes

Acknowledgements

RFA would like to thank Capes for his postdoc fellowship and CNPq (DEB #422747/2016-5) for supporting field and herbarium studies. The authors would like to thank Thalis Pereira Lima (JBRJ) for helping with the field work; the Environmental State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro (SEA-RJ) for supporting the “Wanted expeditions” as part of the project “State Conservation Units of Rio de Janeiro: analysis and strategies for conservation of threatened endemic flora – Complementary Project for data consolidation on the flora of the Rio de Janeiro state, especially in State Protected Areas"; and the managers of Desengano State Park, especially João Marins and Carlos Dário, for support provided during the field expeditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Felipe de Almeida
    • 1
  • Raquel Negrão
    • 2
  • Patrícia Rosa
    • 2
  • Caio Baez
    • 2
  • Daniel Maurenza
    • 2
  • Gustavo Martinelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Botânica, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia VegetalUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Centro Nacional de Conservação da FloraJardim Botânico do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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